Village to host medieval fayre and feast weekend

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Villagers will be making merry when they host a two-day medieval fayre and feast this month.

Over the weekend of September 26-27, Dunston Village Hall will be joining with Dunston St Peter’s Church and the Silver Sounds Band in arranging a Medieval Fayre and Feast instead of the annual Scarecrow Festival to raise funds for their causes.

Inspired by the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, village hall committee chairman Jean Ford said: “Both afternoons between 1-5pm we have a flower festival in the church based on the Magna Carta and the medieval origins of the church. It will be using all British flowers.

“In the village hall we have the Knights of Skirbeck from Boston camped out. Visitors can wander round the tents and see them cooking and wearing armour.”

There will be crafts stalls in the hall and one room will become The Blue Boar medieval ale tavern. The Wild Trout Trust, part of the Environment Agency, will be staging a ‘Wild Life of the Beck’ display too.

She said: “On the Saturday evening (7-9.30pm) we are having a hog roast with vegetarian options plus entertainment from the Knights of Skirbeck. There will be ale, wine and cider on sale and a jester.

“Some of us have been making our own costumes over the summer and last Sunday had a workshop for families to create their own heraldic crest to decorate the hall.

Tickets for the hog roast night are on sale at £15 per adult, £12 per child under 12 years. Call Jean Ford on 01526 320810.