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Medieval Festival at Framlingham Castle hailed 'huge success'

PUBLISHED: 14:52 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:52 08 May 2018

William Fenner taking part in the 'sword school'. Picture: GREGG BROWN

William Fenner taking part in the 'sword school'. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Thousands of budding historians visited Framlingham Castle over the bank holiday weekend to experience life in the Middle Ages.

Talks were given by costumed characters. Picture: GREGG BROWNTalks were given by costumed characters. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Medieval Festival ran from Saturday to Monday and featured ‘sword school’ for children and talks and demonstrations led by costumed characters from the period.

Kirstie Horne, site manager at Framlingham Castle: “We had a spectacular bank holiday weekend welcoming thousands of visitors to our Medieval Festival event over the three days.

“The weather was in our favour, bringing out plenty of families with their children armed and ready for battle.

“The event was a huge success with displays from our Medieval fighting knights, Sir Jay and Sir Phil, who explained the techniques of battle and sword fighting.”

The sun was shining over the bank holiday weekend. Picture: GREGG BROWNThe sun was shining over the bank holiday weekend. Picture: GREGG BROWN

She urged people to keep an eye out for the castle’s summer programme, which will include a Medieval joust and a Norman siege.

The event was hailed a 'huge success'. Picture: GREGG BROWNThe event was hailed a 'huge success'. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Nathan Wakefield takes a step back in time. Picture: GREGG BROWNNathan Wakefield takes a step back in time. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Visitors enjoy the Medieval Festival at Framlingham Castle. Picture: GREGG BROWNVisitors enjoy the Medieval Festival at Framlingham Castle. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Visitors enjoy the Medieval Festival at Framlingham Castle. Picture: GREGG BROWNVisitors enjoy the Medieval Festival at Framlingham Castle. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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