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Events 2009


May 2-4

Bewdley Museum

Bewdley, Worcestershire


Part of a special Opening Event, after exciting improvements to visitor facilities. We celebrate the award of the town’s charter, following the battle of Tewkesbury, where the men of Bewdley fought for Edward IV. Living history camp and artillery demonstrations, although cannon firing will be limited due to the town centre location.

June 6/7

Lower Brockhampton



Our annual event at this beautiful medieval manorhouse. We recreate manorial life in the 15th Century: the family and their occupations, pastimes and food; their servants, tradesman and visitors.

June 29 -

July 5

The Company of the Bow

Schools Week, Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire


Some of us will be taking part in a schools week at Dinefwr, organised by Ray Rees and The Company of the Bow.

Pre-booked school groups only.

July 11/12

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire


A grand annual festival, with extensive medieval market and entertainments. The highlight is the large-scale re-enactment of the battle of Tewkesbury (1471), in which we shall bring our guns to bear upon the enemies of our noble Lord!

July 31 - August 2

Battle of Camlann

Tintagel, Cornwall


Dark Age / Early Medieval festival with battle re-enactments, living history, craft market, and many other entertainments.

August 15/16

Pembroke Castle



Learn about life on campaign during the Wars of the Roses. Full living history encampment, with medieval cookery, crafts and pastimes, plusdemonstrations of 15th Century artillery: longbow, crossbow, arquebus, pole gun, and muzzle- and breech-loading cannon.

September 6



Tintern Abbey




Annual ecumenical service of sung vespers organised by the Friends of Our Lady of Tintern. We will recreate the arrival of a medieval pilgrimage prior to the service, and will then join the congregation.

November 28/29

Ludlow Christmas Fayre

Ludlow, Shropshire


Members assist with staffing this large annual fayre, which takes place within Ludlow Castle and the adjacent marketplace. Medieval crafts, music and entertainments, as well as 21st Century gifts.

December 12/13

Merrie Medieval Christmas 

Lower Brockhampton,



Following last year’s great success, we return for more medieval feasting, traditions and general festivity, with a full banquet on display, and the house dressed for Christmas. Learn about medieval food, watch as we prepare our Mummer's play, or join in with dancing and games.