Step back in time at Almonry event

Malvern Gazette: The Almonry in Evesham. The Almonry in Evesham.

VISITORS to Evesham's Almonry will be transported back in time to the Medieval ages this weekend as an enactment group set up camp for the weekend.

On Saturday (May 31) and Sunday (June 1) the Feudals, an experienced group will be bringing a riot of armoury, clothing and skills with them to take people back to the early Medieval times.

They will be setting the scene from 1193 when Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine toured England raising money for the ransom of Richard the Lionheart from the Holy Roman Emperor.

During the weekend, her loyal followers will be demonstrating a whole range of medieval crafts, from cookery to calligraphy to sword combat.

The doors to the Almonry will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm both days.

There will also be children's packs full of activities for them, a special souvenir programme and people in wimples shaking donations buckets to raise money for Great Big Almonry Project, which needs to raise £1.7 million for vital repairs to the historic 14th century Almoner's house.

Tonia Collett, the Almonry manager, said: "We’re so grateful to Trevor Edwards from Hawkes Edwards and Cave for suggesting this great opportunity to help us raise funds for the Great Big Almonry Project, and to Feudals, who have volunteered their time and expertise.

"The bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund was submitted in March, but whilst we’re waiting for their decision, the fundraising continues."

For more information visit greatbigalmonryproject.com.

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