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Magna Carta Fair

by janet on 25 April 2015 · 1 comment

Event of the Year! Download your tickets below!

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June 2015

10am – 5pm

Walkern’s Magna Carta Fair and Re-Enactment at Walkern Hall

A fun weekend of 13th century life

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Have a go at archery and test your skills with a medieval war bow. Meet William de Lanvalei, King John, some real Knights Templar and the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, as you roam among the stalls and look at traditional crafts. Relax and enjoy great food and beer while listening to our roving musicians.Soldier Conquest Reenactment 2

At 11.30am on Sunday 28th, witness the ceremonial signing of a Twinning Charter between Walkern and Lanvallay by dignitaries from both communities.

Parking will be available at Walkern Hall at the cost of £5.00 per car.
We regret no dogs are allowed.

Entry to Walkern’s Magna Carta Fair is FREE but numbers are limited. To ensure your entry please download your FREE ticket. You can download as many tickets as you would like for both days – and you will help us assess what our numbers will be.

Free ticket for Saturday 27th JuneRaphael Falconry norman-falconers


Free ticket for Sunday 28th June

Tickets are also available from Walkern Stores, Hearts and Crafts, Clark’s Garage, The White Lion, Brewery Tearooms, and from Walkern History Society meetings and committee members

 

Timetable of Events and Attractions

Saturday Timetable
10.00 Hautbois perform music from the time of King John
10.30 The art of siege weaponry – Main Arena
11.00 Medieval Falconry – Falconry Area
11.30 Walkern Magna Carta children’s awards followed at approx. 11.45 by an investiture of Aymeric Knights Templar – Main Stage
12.00 * Longbow Archery demonstration by Company de Lanvalei – Main Arena. * Timings are approximate. Please listen for announcements.
12.30 Arming the Knight – Living History Camp
13.00 The mêlée – Main Arena
13.30 Play: ‘Magna Carta England 1215’ with introduction by Frances Button, chair of Herts County Council – Main Stage
14.00 Medieval Falconry – Falconry Arena
14.30 The art of siege weaponry – Main Arena
15.00 Longbow Archery Demonstration Company de Lanvalei – Main Arena
15.30 Hautbois perform music from the time of King John
16.00 Arming the Knight – Living History Camp
16.30 The Barons’ Tournament – Main Arena
17.00 Final Parade leaves the field with the victorious Baron, marking the end of the day

Sunday Timetable
10.00 Hautbois perform music from the time of King John
10.30 The art of siege weaponry – Main Arena
11.00 Medieval Falconry – Falconry Area
11.30 Walkern Magna Carta children’s awards followed at approx. 11.45 by the signing of the Walkern/Lanvallay Twinning Charter – Main Stage
12.00 * Longbow Archery demonstration by Company de Lanvalei – Main Arena. * Timings are approximate. Please listen for announcements.
12.30 Arming the Knight – Living History Camp
13.00 The mêlée – Main Arena
13.30 Play: ‘Magna Carta England 1215’ with introduction by Jonathan Trower, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire – Main Stage
14.00 Medieval Falconry – Falconry Arena
14.30 The art of siege weaponry – Main Arena
15.00 Longbow Archery Demonstration Company de Lanvalei – Main Arena
15.30 Hautbois perform music from the time of King John
16.00 Arming the Knight – Living History Camp
16.30 The Barons’ Tournament – Main Arena
17.00 Final Parade leaves the field with the victorious Baron, marking the end of the day

Throughout the day – In the Walkern History Society marquee you can learn about Magna Carta, the rebel Barons, and life under the rule of King John. Why not let your children have-a-go at junior jousting and test their skills in our knights school. Also Company de Lanvalei’s have-a-go archery and our Grey Geese medieval archers. Beer tent, plenty of food – Whatever you need for your entertainment, there is something for everyone at our Walkern Magna Carta Fair!

Gallery of attractions

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Martin Bailey May 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Just downloaded 3 tickets for our family (Bailey) 7 yew Tree Close

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