Monday, 22 June 2009

Tatton Park Mediaeval Fayre

This midsummer weekend brought as usual the Mediaeval Fayre at Tatton Park in Cheshire. There were over 300 on the field in the sunshine and plenty of mediaeval goodies to browse through at the market - some will be familiar faces to those of you who frequent Tewkesbury - such as Jim from Trinity Court Potteries

Mediaeval camps abounded...

Including that of William Lord Hastings! - the Black Maunch.

And Lord and Lady Conyers were present in the Great Hall!

A Conyers! A Conyers!

An excellent weekend at what is the biggest mediaeval bash in the North of England - put it in your diaries for next year!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

EH Competition

As a break from planning/editing my WoTR stuff I have been working on a short story for the English Heritage 'Pure Inspiration' competition which is open to anybody who has been inspired to write by either the magnificent Whitby Abbey...

Or the art installation 'Lucky Spot' by Stella McCartney which is in residence at Belsay Castle in Northumberland.
I'll bet you can't guess which I've chosen?
English Heritage 'Pure Inspiration' competition is at: