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The main events of the weekend took place on Sunday and Monday with a mix of fight displays, archery, manorial court and a battle each day – Welsh against English of course!
We were camped in an ordinary tent in the field out of the way of the public but there was a large display of tents in the Living History section where the rest of Team Falchion were.
This pic shows us in camp ready to have lunch on Sunday.
I am in the middle of this pic in a blue dress and pale blue coif (headgear) and my daughter Ellie and son Jake are next to me in dark cloaks.
I did spend part of the day dressed as a lady but it was a bit cold!
We took a wander round the Living History camp and came across the Knights of Longshanks who had a lovely display of weaving of all different forms. One of the group – Alice Fitton – was creating a sampler of tablet weaving patterns as shown in the pics below.
This is what I love about re-enactment. As well as the general fun and the beer tent and the friends there are so many people who are into all of the stuff that I am and I am constantly meeting people who are interested in stitching and costume. I could have stayed talking to Alice for ages but the rest of the family were getting a bit bored!
The day ended with a beautiful sunny evening. Thanks to Shirley , our camp cook, for an excellent beef and ale stew and then Darryl ,the group’s minstrel, did a bit of musical improvisation with the kids round the campfire before we all headed off for the beer barn again! It’s a hard life …….