Emneth pageant brings history alive

Medieval Pagent at Emneth ANL-150726-174445009
Medieval Pagent at Emneth ANL-150726-174445009

Loud cannon fire and roaring medieval battles brought a sleepy Fenland village to life at the weekend.

Armour-clad knights transported visitors back to the 15th century when Emneth staged its first Medieval Pageant on Saturday and Sunday.

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Medieval Pagent at Emneth ANL-150726-174102009

Despite the poor British summer weather, crowds enjoyed a host of history re-enactments, with combatants using real weaponry including swords, pikes and archers using traditional English longbows.

The event, organised by the Norfolk-based Phoenix Medieval Re-enactment Group, also included falconry displays and medieval circus skills.

There were also a variety of trade and craft stalls to browse and a beer tent.

Organisers said feedback from the weekend was fantastic and they hope to return with the same event next year.

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Medieval Pagent at Emneth ANL-150726-174257009

Medieval Pagent at Emneth'Steve Taylor ANL-150726-174422009

Medieval Pagent at Emneth'Steve Taylor ANL-150726-174422009