Battle gets set for Medieval Fayre

Battle Medieval Fayre, Battle, East Sussex.'25.15.14.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Andie Hedger is crowned May Queen on Battle Green SUS-140527-073255001
Battle Medieval Fayre, Battle, East Sussex.'25.15.14.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Andie Hedger is crowned May Queen on Battle Green SUS-140527-073255001
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Medieval madness returns to Battle again next month with the popular Medieval Fayre taking place on Sunday May 24 and Monday 25.

The committee says the costumes are being dusted down; the maypole has been woken from its yearly hibernation ready for two days of merry maypoling on the Abbey Green

They say the exhibitors and entertainers have all been booked.

The entertainment is a mix of juggling, jesting, and general tomfoolery.

There will be talks by Hands on History and an opportunity to see and try on mediaeval armour and weaponry.

Battle’s very own Knights of the Realm will be strutting their stuff with boo-ing and cheering to encourage them in their chivalrous endeavours.

On Monday the May Queen and Dancers from Battle and Langton School will lead the parade down the High Street at 1pm accompanied by the Section 5 Drummers.

After the crowning of the May Queen at about 1.30 the children will demonstrate how maypoling should be done!

1066 Falconry will be there and 1066 Lacemakers will be demonstrating the delicate art of lacemaking. Our potters will be offering an opportunity for young ones to try throwing a pot, and there will be games and facepainting for the young and the young at heart. All this plus stalls offering tempting trinkets and foods.

There is no admission charge and all monies raised go directly to help fund the event which is organised by volunteers from the Battle Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by many local businesses and individuals.