Medieval Fayre 2015
The Medieval Fayre & Feast over the weekend of the 26/27 September was a great success. Blessed with glorious weather, residents and visitors enjoyed the beautiful flower arrangements in St Peter's Church, entertainment by the Knights of Skirbeck, musical interludes from Silver Sounds Band, statitic displays of Medieval life and coin making, Beck wildlife interactive display, shopping for local crafts and sampling tastes of medieval ale, cider and mead in the Blue Boar.
Saturday featured a fancy dress/ costume competition and medieval dancing for children and Sunday was a re-enactment of the sealing of the Magna Carta by our own King John (Roger Hall) accompanied by Queen Ann (Moira Rickaby) and the Archbishop (Stuart Rogerson) surrounded by the Knights of Skirbeck and the good people of Dunston. Robin Hood (Robert Ford) made a few protests before escaping pursuit by the Knights.
The Hog Roast Medieval Feast on Saturday was an evening to remember!!
Having feasted well on an excellent Hog Roast and a variety of deserts and fruit, guests royally entertained by the Knights of Skirbeck.
Unfortunately we had to disappoint a number of people who would have liked to have experienced the evening as tickets were sold out days before the event.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the weekend.
There were some wonderful costumes and as you can see from the photos published on Facebook, Dunston travelled back into the 13th Century!
The weekend was a great success and raised around £1700 - giving about £570 each to
Dunston St Peter's Church
Dunston Village Hall
Silver Sounds Band.
Well done to the organising committee of Sue Glaister, Helen Duncan, Moira Rickaby and Jean Ford for such a spectacular weekend.
Many thanks to the many volunteers who created the floral displays and helped in "manning" the gates, stalls, refreshments and made everything run smoothly.
Thanks to Matt & Fiona for providing the Living Beck interactive display in period costume.
Thanks to all the stall holders for taking part. Details on the Facebook page DunstonFestival.
Tremendous heartfelt thanks to
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