Me in the stocks..
..so Alice had to go in them too!
Back in June my daughter Alice and I went to the Medieval Fayre held just outside Sandwich. Driving into work the previous few days I had seen the beautiful striped tents going up in a field, so we had to go and see what it was all about. The Fayre was held next to a farm shop on the outskirts of the town. It was a lovely sunny day, and we were greeted by the slightly scary man standing by the stocks. My daughter would not go into the stocks until I went first!! I would not like to be stuck in those for very long, but it was a great start to a lovely afternoon.
Girls working on a tapestry.
Medieval food, it looked lovely.
There was a lot going on in the Fayre, cooking demonstrations, singing and dancing in the arena, stalls selling weapons, beautiful leather goods, jewellery, and numerous other craft stalls. A lot of thought and preparation had obviously gone into the fayre, and Alice and I had a lovely time.
Playing a musical instrument, I love the sound of medieval music.
After wandering around for some time we decided to get some food, so we made our way to the barn, where hot dogs and burgers were being cooked. We got there just in time to buy the last two sausages for the hot dogs, they were delicious, as were the large pieces of cake and big mugs of tea that went with them
Loading the guns.
Getting ready to fire.
This event takes place every two years, I will be going again, I wonder who I can get into the stocks next time??? Ha ha.
Singing in the arena.