The Axbridge Pageant is a huge historical re-enactment celebrating 2,000 years of our Somerset town’s rich past. It was first performed in 1967 to celebrate the opening of the by-pass along the former Strawberry Line railway. It was such a success it is now held every ten years. In 2010 the cast was some 400 local people. Every decade the event brings our Town’s history to life in a unique open-air costumed drama. The performances are staged in the town’s medieval square and cover life from The Romans to the present day, charting the major events that have shaped Axbridge over the centuries. It is now an institution and has become part of the history of Axbridge itself.

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