Cosmeston weekend part 1

I have so many pics that I want to post from our recent event at Cosmeston Medieval Village in South Wales that I have split it into a few posts. Apologies for not posting these sooner – we did not get back till 11pm on Bank Holiday Monday evening and what with working all week and being away at Stefon’s all weekend have had no time at all.

We had really good weather all weekend – it rained a bit when we arrived on Fri while we were pitching the tent (typical!) but then was really nice Sat and Sun with cooler weather on Monday.

Saturday we did not have a show so went for a walk on the beach – walked about 3 miles on an amazing rocky beach at Lavernock Point then ended up at a very nice pub for lunch.

Here are me and the kids in a very album cover type shot.

Us at Lavernock Point
Us at Lavernock Point

Got back to camp about 4pm and then later into the beer tent (or beer barn in this case as the Tithe Barn in the village is used for events!) for a few more ciders and some mead. Ellie was able to buy her first pint at an event!

Darryl, Shirley and Darren at the beer barn!
Darryl, Shirley and Darren at the beer barn!

I have included some pics of the village so that you can see what it is like – it is a wonderful place – a recreation of a 14th century village that died out in the plague. For a re-enactor this is heaven – authentic dark, smoky cottages, chickens running around, pigs in the piggery and lots of mud when it rains. It has an amazing atmosphere and I love going there.

Part of the village with the archers' encampment
Part of the village with the archers' encampment
Close up of one of the village houses
Close up of one of the village houses
Inside one of the cottages
Inside one of the cottages
A weaving loom inside one of the cottages
A weaving loom inside one of the cottages
Close up of the weaving
Close up of the weaving
The Cosmeston pigs asleep - they are huge!
The Cosmeston pigs asleep - they are huge!

Will post some more pics of the actual event later in the week.

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