July 6 -7, 2013
Captain Ferguson, a captain in the Earl Bishop’s company of Volunteers, will be one of three characters from Derry in the late 18th Century who will be on Derry’s historic Walls this Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 3pm each day. The other characters will be a lady’s maid and a captain from a Dublin-based regiment, visiting Derry. The performers will be dressed in period costumes and will perform in ‘first person’, as if he or she were an actual person from the era and culture they are representing.
Captain Ferguson and his friends can be encountered on the City Walls from Church Bastion at St Columb’s Cathedral to the Royal Bastion, near St Augustine’s. In the case of inclement weather, the performers will retire to the vestibule of St Columb’s Cathedral and St Augustine’s and to Bishop’s Gate.
This weekend’s living history is organised by the Holywell Trust’s City Walls Heritage Project and the Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau. The City Walls Heritage Project is currently putting together a programme which see living history on the City Walls for the months of August and early September as part of the Walls400 programme of activities.