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Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens medieval reenactment event a success despite battles with terrible weather





Despite some terrible weather, visitors were taken back to medieval times for a reenactment in the gardens of a town’s museum.

Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens hosted an event which saw the Knights of Skirbeck entertain history-lovers with a display of sword fighting. There was also a chance to learn about types of medieval weapons and their uses.

Inside the museum — and out of the rain — was the chance to follow the Knights Quest trail and sample some free craft activities.

Ryder, 7, Romeo, 9, Mark 11 and Ruben, 8, get to handle a shield at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens, Spalding. PHOTOS: CHRIS LOWNDES
Ryder, 7, Romeo, 9, Mark 11 and Ruben, 8, get to handle a shield at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens, Spalding. PHOTOS: CHRIS LOWNDES

A host of characters included knights of the realm, lords, ladies, merchants, cooks and members of the town militia to create an immersive medieval experience.

Along with medieval combat, there was an opportunity to see a court in session, use a quill to write and the opportunity to wear the costumes of the time.

Families could get a snapshot of what life would have been like during that historic time and even learnt how to make butter.

Who's a naughty boy - Bengor of Dover in the stocks with Father Merkin
Who's a naughty boy - Bengor of Dover in the stocks with Father Merkin
Trying out the swords and shields
Trying out the swords and shields
Using a quill
Using a quill
Audrey Knipe, 3, making butter with Mistress Alice
Audrey Knipe, 3, making butter with Mistress Alice

For further information about events visit Facebook and the website at www.sholland.gov.uk/ayscoughfee

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