Tower to host free Halloween event

The 12th century preceptory tower at Temple Bruer is one of the most important historical buildings in the Sleaford area.
The 12th century preceptory tower at Temple Bruer is one of the most important historical buildings in the Sleaford area.

A rare example of a standing Knights Templar building plays host to a free family Halloween event on Saturday.

Visitors to The Temple Bruer Knights Templar Preceptory tower, near Sleaford, from 11am-4pm, will have the chance to discover the Grade I listed tower and its secrets, go on a short guided walk, and have a go at such activities as making knights’ masks and decorating swords.

Beverley Gormley, cultural events officer at organisers Heritage Lincolnshire, said: “Halloween is a great time to come and explore this spooky tower! Many people don’t realise that we have such a historically significant building in North Kesteven, so we’re inviting adults and kids to come along and find out more about the tower, take part in a Templar trail and have fun while the tower holds them under its spell.

“The event also corresponds with the end of the South Lincolnshire Walking Festival so there will be the cutting of the celebratory cake followed by a short guided walk with archaeologist Gary Taylor at 2pm. Just don’t have ‘knight’mares!”

More information from www.heritagelincolnshire.org or by calling 01529 461499. No booking is necessary.