To tie in with its Festival of History, which takes place at Kelmarsh Hall on 16 & 17 July, English Heritage have set up an historical GPS treasure trail around Birmingham city centre for Saturday 9th July.
Here’s how it works:
Participants in the treasure trail will be given a set of starting co-ordinates to find using a mobile internet service or sat nav for a location with historic significance in Birmingham City Centre. When they go to the spot, they will find a costumed character with a historic link to the venue who will give them the location of the second clue and so on, until they have found four different re-enactors, each representing different periods of English history.
If you’re following the trail to find the fourth re-enactor, you’ll be entered into draws throughout the day to win family tickets to the Festival of History, which will feature re-enactments and things like a replica World War I trench, a medieval joust, and a Victorian travelling show.
The trail will be open for one day only, this Saturday 9th July, and the starting co-ordinates for the trail are 52.479433, -1.906933.