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Medieval festival is back

Knights of Skirbeck at Boston Guildhall. 
Knights sword fighting in Fydell House garden.

Knights of Skirbeck at Boston Guildhall. Knights sword fighting in Fydell House garden.

South Kyme Festival is back for its third year and will be held around the 14th century South Kyme Tower this coming Sunday.

Once again it will be supporting local and selected national charities and is bigger and better than before, having shifted dates from the May Bank Holiday to August.

There will be two medieval re-enactment groups – The Woodvilles and The Knights of Skirbeck – along with the Northcote Heavy Horses giving displays of medieval combat and lifestyle. Battle starts from 10am and the event goes on until 6pm.

As well as the Boston-based Knights of Skirkbeck re-enactment group The Woodvilles are a living history and battle re-enactment group covering the Wars of the Roses period.

Founded in Hampshire in the early nineties the group now draws members from all over the United Kingdom. The group has gone from strength to strength in recent years, becoming increasingly more ‘authentic’ and gaining many more members.

There is something for everyone, with have-a-go archery if you fancy yourself as a modern day Robin Hood, clay pigeon shooting, dog agility and terrier racing plus falconry displays, local bands, food and refreshments, vintage tractors, static engines, children’s play area, craft stalls and the much-anticipated Space Hopper Racing Championships. There is free parking and festival entry is £2 per person (free for children under two).

To kick it all off there is a medieval themed banquet on Saturday evening (ticket only). For further information go to www.skfest.co.uk or call 01526 869164.

 

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