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Jousting at Framlingham Castle returns for a second year

PUBLISHED: 19:05 30 July 2017

Jousting at Framlingham Castle returns for a second year. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Jousting at Framlingham Castle returns for a second year. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

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Families enjoy watching jousting at Framlingham Castle as the event returns for a second year.

Molly Benn, Laura Glading and Sophie Benn enjoyed the jousting at Framlingham Castle. Picture: NIGEL BROWN Molly Benn, Laura Glading and Sophie Benn enjoyed the jousting at Framlingham Castle. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Part of the English Heritage’s Medieval Knights Season, the event ran over Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30.

Olympic Gold medallist, Victoria Pendleton, also suited up in 45kg of armour to swap her bicycle for a horse as she tried her hand at the medieval sporting event.

Equestrian Dan Calvert took part in the jousting at Framlingham Castle. Picture: NIGEL BROWN Equestrian Dan Calvert took part in the jousting at Framlingham Castle. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Visitors were able to get a taste of medieval life in the living history encampment as well as enjoy medieval music and take part in children’s activities throughout the day.

Georgina Hallett, assistant events manager for English Heritage, said: “Our very first joust was a big hit with our visitors and we’re delighted that it returned to Framlingham Castle for the second year running.”

Oscar Brown and Kim Grant enjoyed the jousting at Framlingham Castle. Picture: NIGEL BROWN Oscar Brown and Kim Grant enjoyed the jousting at Framlingham Castle. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Last summer, English Heritage launched a campaign for jousting to be recognised as an Olympic sport. Since then, thousands of people have signed its petition.

To find out more about events at Framlingham Castle, visit the English Heritage website.

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