Local history walks

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Wray is a fascinating village, almost unique, amongst settlements its age and size. Whilst most English villages were manorial – dependent on the generosity (or otherwise) of the Lord of the Manor for their growth and prosperity – Wray was different! Unchecked, industry flourished as did drunkenness and non-conformist religious gatherings.

A guided tour of Wray will allow you to discover the site of a mysterious death – a mill owner found floating in the very water vaunted to make his fortune. You can also stand on the spot of one of the country’s most sudden and vicious flash floods and learn why a southern sea captain gave £200 forever to the local school. This 45-60minute tour will reveal the fascinating, and often tumultuous, history of this intriguing village.

2020: * UPDATE * This event is cancelled again this year due to the coronavirus pandemic – we hope to be back in 2022

Walks are at the following dates and times:

Saturday May 2nd: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00

Sunday May 3rd: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00

Friday May 8th: 10.00, 12.00

Saturday May 9th: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00

Sunday May 10th: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00

All walks depart from the George & Dragon pub.