I’ve finally got round to sorting out the photographs I took of the medieval parade last Sunday.
With over a hundred to choose from, the atmosphere of the day came across really well.
The support of those in fancy dress of the time, the attention to detail and the kids having a whale of a time all added to the merriment of the moment, including a Knight on a magnificent steed to lead the parade.
I had a good vantage point, and stood my ground despite people with pushchairs trying to muscle in and push in front of an elderly lady (and her pooch) sitting on the sidelines in an invalid chair.
The parade was due to start at 11.15, but there was a delay due to traffic still coming up and down the High Street and it wasn’t until the spectators closed ranks to block the road that it could begin.
We’ve seen a variety of parades here before, but nothing on a scale like this as we have always been away when the medieval weekend festivities have been on.
It was a hot day, and I’m surprised there weren’t casualties as some of the mannequin costumes must have been so heavy and stuffy to be encased in!
Dogs and sorcerers (I think the one on the right was a witchcraft theme, or perhaps it was The Black Death!)
and bringing up the rear, the trusty W.I.
The parade lasted well into an hour, especially as the Champions stopped three times for the duration to entertain the crowd with their banner skills.
Hope you got a sense of the day from this selection of © pictures.
All pictures are our own.