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Battling to turn the clock back

A MEDIEVAL battlefield and village is to be brought to life in Solihull for the St George’s Day celebration.

A MEDIEVAL battlefield and village is to be brought to life in Solihull for the St George’s Day celebration.

The whole field around Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre in Wood Lane, Earlswood, will be busy with the sights and sounds of 13th century England.

In a celebration of England’s saint’s day, the clock will go back 700 years, with medieval games, weaving, and candle-making.

Proceeds from the event, on Saturday, April 24, from 10am – 4pm, will support the Solihull and District branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Organiser Rowan, of ‘Drudion’, the group which is staging the re-enactment, said: “There will be the chance to cheer our warriors on in combat, as well as lots of things for children, or adults to do; they can try on maille’ and helmets, wield a weapon or play medieval games.

“Meanwhile people can see where we sleep, what we eat, how we cook, try ‘querning’ to make flour or candle making, and generally find out about the 13th century.

“If you thought history was dull then let us prove you wrong!”

Entrance into the encampment is £2 and there will also be a falconer, donkey rides and pig roast.

For more details, visit www.manorhousetearooms.co.uk.

 

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