Epping Festival to mark First World War centenary with period dress competition

A martial arts display at last year's festival

A martial arts display at last year's festival

First published in East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

A town will commemorate its soldiers at its annual festival today.

Epping Festival goers will don First World War period attire for the event to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Festival goers can pay £1 to enter a competition for the best costume and all the proceeds will go to The Dream Factory.

The festivities start at 10am with storytelling for children in Epping Bookshop in High Street and run until around 4pm.

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