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Let’s Get Medieval at Walkern Fair

by janet on 9 May 2015 · 1 comment

2015 05 04 Walkern Fair Rod Shone  (7)On Sunday 3rd May 2015, Walkern got Medieval at the village’s annual fair, raising money for local causes and awareness of our Magna Carta link.

The fair opened at 2pm by our Magna Carta Baron, William de Lanvalei, wearing his Great Helm (commissioned within the village for Magna Carta celebrations) chainmail, and carrying a kite shield, just as his effigy does at St Mary’s church. He was accompanied by his longbow archers, Company de Lanvalei, in their livery coats made by Walkern’s Medieval sewing bee.

Despite an impressive thunderstorm during the afternoon, there was plenty of time for visitors to try their hands at our have-a-go archery stall, and for those who thought they were as strong as a medieval archer, they could attempt to draw a medieval longbow. Our ‘Medieval selfie stall’ was a great hit.

The Walkern History Society stand included a display about de Lanvalei, the rebel barons and Magna Carta. The products and souvenirs of our Medieval past that we had for sale ? mugs, teatowels, cards, posters, flags, books ? are also available through this website.

Organised by the Walkern Fair Committee, there was a wide range of attractions run by the village?s community groups, plus the ever popular dog show run by Heathlands Animal Centre.

Photo Gallery

Courtesy of Peter Ravilious and Rod Shone

Coverage in The Comet

(Please note the fair was organised by Walkern Fair Committee)

2015 05 07 Comet article about the Fair

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Trish Agnew June 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Thank you for a wonderful day at the Fair on Saturday. We came with Canadian friends our children and their 5 year old. We all had a fantastic time – extremely interesting – even the 5 year old was engaged. Loved the falconry display – so much more interesting than some others we have seen – and the guys teaching the children “killing skills” wonderful! Pizzas were yummy if a long wait. The tearoom as ever was yummy and we loved all the other pop up shops. Very many thanks and congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to mark the 800th anniversary. Trish

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