A Very Big Birthday!
Records show that the building of the famous Norman castle in Richmond, North Yorkshire commenced in 1071. The town grew up around the castle and under its protection.
Next year, 2021, Richmond Castle and town are celebrating their 950th birthday – indeed a very special year and what a lot of candles! With the support of Richmondshire District Council, Richmond Town Council and English Heritage, members of the Original Richmond and Business Tourism Association have organised a year of celebrations.
Local organisations are embracing these celebrations and many are adapting their annual events to fit in with the theme. Special events exclusively for the year are also being arranged. Other organisations are still welcome to join in and plan their own events.
We would like everyone to get involved in celebrating their town and enjoy all that this remarkable year has to offer residents and visitors.
For more information please visit www.richmond950.co.uk where you will find more about our historic market town and a full list of events to date. More are being added, so please keep looking.
There is still time to organise an event and have it included in the programme. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Marcia McLuckie on 01748 825525.