A FAMILY heritage day will be celebrated in Wivenhoe on Saturday.

Visitors are invited to roam the town's streets between 10am and 4pm with a free leaflet that explains some of the stories of its past people.

The event focuses on people who lived and worked in High Street at the end of the First World War.

It has been organised by the Wivenhoe History Group.

The group's High Street team have been using old photographs from the Wivenhoe Memories Collection together with research starting with the 1911 census, to find out what was really happening in the High Street at that time to help inform the event.

Visitors with smart phones can obtain extra information by scanning QR codes along the way.

The suggested route starts from 140 High Street, The Park Hotel.

In addition, pupils from Broomgrove Junior School choir will be singing outside the library in High Street at 2.30pm and there is a picture hunt for children.

Around 1918 there were many more shops selling everything from bread to deck shoes, plus two large hotels, two pubs and hidden behind a vast wall overhung by trees, a grand mansion called Wivenhoe Hall.