Knights in armour battle back to the 15th Century
AN AUDIENCE of over 700 watched as a museum went back in time recently to celebrate life like our predecessors.
Historical re-enactors brought 15th Century England to life at The Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Chalfont St Giles, on Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5.
Marketing officer, Helen Light, said: “Medieval Group Pelican in her Piety put on a fantastic show for the visitors over the weekend with very entertaining combat sessions with armoured knights battling each other to become champion, to the sound of lots of audience encouragement, and a stunning archery demonstration with replica war bows of 140 pounds like the ones used at the battle of Agincourt.
“People turned out in the sunny weather to visit the medieval encampment to find out what daily life was like, from the cooking demonstrations over an open pen fire to the replica medieval latrine which visitors found absolutely fascinating.
“The Herts Early Dance group added colour to the event with demonstrations of medieval dancing in costume on the village green with their skilled musicians encouraging visitors to join them and try this form of medieval popular entertainment.”
BACK IN TIME: Members of Pelican in her Piety put on a display at the Chiltern Open Air Museum