CHIPPING SODBURY is getting ready to rewind time to 1218AD.

The Sodbury 800, an event marking 800 years since the signing of the charter of the small market town, is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, August 11/12.

There is lots planned to take place over the weekend, with the Ridings on Wickwar Road and Chipping Sodbury High Street being used over the two days.

There is re-enactments planned at the Ridings. With live music, food stalls, shows from Sodbury Players and even a £4,500 firework display planned for Saturday evening courtesy of Cotswold Homes.

A spokesperson for Sodbury Town Council, who have raised large amounts of money for the event said: "It will be a fantastic and unique day out for all the family with free admission to celebrate 800 years of granting of a Market Charter, the day Chipping Sodbury was born.

"There will be an authentic medieval encampment with re-enactors and a wide range of period entertainment.

There will be re-enactments from 1218 taking place at the Ridings and the High Street over the weekend

"This includes music, fashion show, falconry, knights & battles, children’s activities with period based arts and crafts plus a Medieval Big Lunch on Sunday."

On Sunday a Medieval costumed procession will march from The Ridings to Broad Street at approximately 12.45pm, where a handing over of the Market Charter will be staged with the aid of re-enactors and Sodbury Players.

A Medieval Big Lunch, organised by the usual Big Lunch committee, will follow in the High Street.

Guests are encouraged to come along with their own table and chairs to enjoy the free entertainment.