Turning back time in front of Christchurch Mansion at the Medieval Fayre in 1982

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Musicians, craftsmen and women set up a medieval village in front of the perfect setting – Christchurch Mansion – for a living history fayre.

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Visitors were transported back to the middle ages for a taste of the past with those taking part speaking in old English, playing music from the period and cooking food from the times, too.

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Just before the fayre there was a marching band performing on the Cornhill, directing those to the fayre in the park.

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Stalls and exhibitions were set up around the grounds all fitting to the medieval theme selling arts and crafts and clothing items for those wanting to join in with the fun.

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Amongst the arts and crafts stalls there was also pottery making exhibitions, inviting those who were interested in trying their hand at making pottery.

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant


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There was plenty of entertainment put on for the day with some stocks set up to be able to throw wet sponges at whoever was locked up .

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT

Some of the crafts stalls set up outside Christchurch Mansion Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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