Guided Town Walk

Knighton has witnessed numerous disasters and fresh starts over the Centuries, most long-forgotten, but leaving indications. John Davis a local historian will show how we can use some of these clues to discover more about the development, buildings and history of the town.

John Davis has lived in Knighton for some twenty years, and, with Margaret his wife, is painstakingly restoring a house of sixteenth-century origins that was remodelled in the Regency period.Old buildings and the development of the landscape have been among his abiding interests throughout life, and, as a young boy in Manchester, he was fascinated by the city’s architecture, including the bomb-damaged Cathedral after the Second World War (not a sphere of interest shared by many others!). Since his move to Knighton, John has delved deeply into the fascinating history and architecture of the town and will generously share his knowledge with Festivalgoers during a guided walk on the afternoon of Sunday October 29 and 6 November between 2.00 and 3.30pm. Numbers are limited; please register.