Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­

VISI­TORS to a mu­seum at the week­end saw history re­peat it­self as the venue played host to a spe­cial re-en­act­ment of a 600-year-old bat­tle.

Peo­ple flocked to the Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum, New­land Park, as sol­diers, archers and cross­bow­men from the Bat­tle of Agin­court set up their en­camp­ment at the week­end.

Crowds were treated to an ex­cit­ing and mem­o­rable event as they saw dis­plays of skill and ac­cu­racy with long­bows, cross­bows and swords and watch­ing armoured knights com­pete.

He­len Light, mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer at the mu­seum, said: “Satur­day’s glo­ri­ous weather meant there was plenty of op­por­tu­nity to stroll around the mu­seum en­joy­ing the sun­shine and chat­ting with the re-en­ac­tors and visi­tors en­joyed try­ing on ar­mour, grind­ing me­dieval spices by the kitchen fire and even mak­ing their own brass rub­bing.

“Those brave visi­tors who de­fied Sun­day’s rain to come and see the event shared the shel­ter of the Mu­seum’s build­ings with the re-en­ac­tors’ dis­plays of ar­mour, archery and liv­ing history ac­tiv­i­ties.”

The Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum hosted a spe­cial Agin­court themed week­end


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