This is a year of special historical anniversaries – and living history is coming to our doorstep with the Phoenix Medieval Pageant being held on Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 at Outwell Road, Emneth.
The programme of events is scheduled to include a Living History display, archers, cannons, falconry and medieval circus skills.
The day will culminate with a live re-enactment of a medieval battle, with real cannon fire, combatants wearing authentic armour and using real weaponry including swords, pikes and archers using traditional English longbows. There will also be trading and craft stalls and a beer tent.
Phoenix Medieval Re-enactment Group is a non profit organisation, a small, local group of people from all walks of life who volunteer to raise money for various charities. For more than 20 years they have staged a Medieval Pageant in Templecoombe, in Somerset.
This year, of course, marks historical landmarks such as the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the 600th of the Battle of Agincourt and the 200th of the Battle of Waterloo .
Gates will open at the Emneth event at 10.30am on both days and more details can be found on Facebook under Phoenix Medieval.