Our next National Living History Fayre will now be on it’s original weekend, October 25th & 26th 2014. This is a change that has been forced upon us, and is frustrating and inconvenient, and has caused me a whole heap of trouble, but it might turn out to be an excellent thing going forward. The Bruntinghorpe market has changed it’s dates, leaving me free to use those weekends at the end of February and March that the original NLHF used to have when I staged it at the WEC. And we are now the largest market in terms of both space and number of traders, so we are big enough to stand alone, and still be very attractive to customers, especially as we have FREE ADMISSION. Put the dates in your forward planners!
Well, that’s it over for November 2013, we had 125 traders (more or less, some stands are multi-trader ) Good thing the venue have that even bigger venue in the offing….Sword Fighting Tourney, Archery Competition, Rock and Blues Band playing live Saturday night, Juggling Jesters on Sunday morning, – AND STILL FREE ADMISSION!!!
Well, how about that? We now have a Full Contact Medieval Sword Fighting Tournament at the NLHF, to be run by Paul Black, aka Sir John of Lancaster, Earl of Chester, who runs the Knights of Honour re-enactment group and who has revived the Knight School, a sort of specialist Boot Camp to help improve standards of fitness and skill and safety across medieval sword fighters. Full details on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FullContactAtNLHF !
VENUE is ONLEY GROUNDS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE, just off the M45 / A45 near Dunchurch, just 9 easy miles along the main road from Ryton-on-Dunsmore, and there will continue to be completely FREE ADMISSION!!!
We intend it to be FUN – so there’ll be space made available for all sorts of things, including an Archery Competition – Magen from Fairbow is talking about a floodlit contest in the evenings in the Outdoor Arena overlooked by the Bar for the traders and any archers camping there, the Medieval Combat Tournament, and pretty much anything you care to suggest! But if you want it to happen, and it’s your idea, then it’s mostly up to you to make it happen – we’ll do all we can in terms of space and facilities…
We intend to continue to offer CAMPING to traders and to (pre-booked) customers as well, making it even easier to enjoy the NLHF as there are no additional accommodation costs or traipsing back and forth to B&B or hotel. (We need customers to pre-book the camping so we can ensure we have any requisite additional facilities and sufficient BEER!)
BUT STILL NO ENTRY CHARGES! Completely FREE admission. After all, you don’t pay to go to a shopping centre, do you?
We look forward to seeing you there! Bring warm clothes – it is not heated! And sensible footwear in case it is muddy or wet.
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