Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Sunday, 21 April 2013

The English Festival 2

Hi folks what a lovely Sunday. 

Back to Saturday and the Riverside Festival.

After an Ice Cream we went to look at the displays by the Black Knight Historical Group who put on a fine display of  period scenes which looked very well done and lots of detail.

On the other side was a firing of a strange looking gun which made us all jump.
The hand Culverin consisted of a simple smooth bore tube, closed at one end for a small hole designed to allow the ignition of gunpowder. The tube was held in place by a wooden pole which could be held under the arn. The tube was loaded with gunpowder and lead bullets. The Culverin was fired by inserting a slow burning rope into the hole.

A display of Armour, Arrows and Longbows.

Archery demonstration then followed, I rattled off a set of fast shots and stopped this arrow in flight. Look between the two medieval boys eating chips and you will spot it.

On the mound towards the river was a chap in costume telling stories to the young children.

Now a couple of ladies costumes to finish with.

Lastly a young maiden with her head attire.

The  place was starting to get busy as we departed.

Thanks for looking, drop back soon.

Best regards, Mike


  1. Like stepping back in time Mike......
    Fantastic shot with the arrow, well done.
    Chris and Dave R

  2. glad you had a lovely time.looked very busy.

  3. Smashing post Mike.. the blue sky, sun and colourful super pictures. Good to look at and very interesting to read about. I so enjoy your blog Mike.
    Love to Sue...
    E xxx