Looking forward now to February 28th and March 1st, with re-bookings at a very high level  and some new faces that I am very excited about – check the “Blog Page” for details -  so I am pretty confident it will be a seriously good market. And it will continue to have FREE ADMISSION despite the fact that we are now by some considerable way the largest Re-enactment Market in the UK :-)

2014 0062014 0442014 001We have engaged “Greenman Rising” as our Saturday night band for February 28th, some of you will remember them from Tewkesbury and from the Midlands History Festivals.


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We are also looking forward to welcoming The Bifrost Guard Vikings group, who will have a Living History encampment and run demonstrations and drills over the weekend.


NOTE: Our next National Living History Fayre in late 2015 will now be on it’s original weekend, October 24th & 25th 2014.  The Bruntinghorpe market has changed it’s dates, leaving me free to use those weekends at the end of February and October 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!

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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 !

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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 look forward to seeing you there!  Bring warm clothes – it is not heated! And sensible footwear in case it is muddy or wet.

Best wishes

davidksmith56   AT gmail  DOT com










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