Camelot day is a big draw
THE MAGICAL world of King Arthur’s Camelot came alive at a special day.
More than 250 visitors flocked to Camelot Day at St Bartholomew’s Church, Wilmslow on Sunday. On Monday 150 schoolchildren from Lacey Green, Gorsey Bank and St Anne’s Fulshaw attended too.
The church was transformed into the legendary city, complete with a medieval village and turreted castle, teaming with activities and events for all ages. King Arthur, Mike Garside, held court sitting at his Round Table while the mystical Merlin recited spells. Knights helped young visitors try their hand at archery and the young archers designed wooden shields.
Elinor Mountford and Olivia King retold the story of the legend of Alderley Edge, which says that King Arthur and his knights are sleeping under the ancient forest.
Elinor, the event organiser, said: “I can’t praise the team highly enough.
“The church looked stunning and it was wonderful to see the excitement on the faces of the children.
“Our main aim with this was event was to provide a little magic for families and from the feedback we received I’d say we’ve certainly succeeded. Special thanks go in particular to our Duke of Edinburgh candidates from Wilmslow High School who excelled themselves entertaining the children on the day but also preparing crafts and setting up.”
From left: Lydia Potts, Simon Potts, and church warden Barbara Foster
Berie Dudley and Liyah Saund share a joke
Ted Kirkby Waugh, seven, is a Knight of the Round Table with his homemade shield
Gatekeepers Grace Reed and Bob Taylor dress for the part