I had a really good time at this event , me and the kids went on the train all the way to Castle Cary (the nearest station to Glastonbury Abbey ) and thanks to the lovely lady that runs Mum’s Taxis got there in about 7 1/2 hours from home . I don’t know her name but she was a mine of information about the area so thank you very nice taxi driver!
We good weather, a bit of rain and cloud but very sunny on Sunday and lots of people interested in our demos. Team Falchion do more or less the same kind of event as my other group Order of Fighting Knights.
There was the weapons and armour talk –
But there was also the forge with Alixx making real life metal things! The kids were very impressed as the other group does not have one of these.
We all went out on the Saturday night in medieval kit for a drink round town which did raise a few eyebrows – quite a feat in a place like Glastonbury which is known for unconventional visitors!
The abbey itself was fantastic – somewhere I have always wanted to go and visit – amazing now but in its heyday it must have been mindblowing.
As re-enactors we always get to be in these beautiful places during the best bits of the day – early mornings and sunsets when there are no crowds – it is wonderful and I am very lucky indeed!
And there was stitching (of course!). The visitor centre had an exhibition entitled ‘Images of Arthur’ and the Avalon Embroiderers’ Guild branch had done these two panels depicting Arthur and Guinevere. They are made up of about 30 separate panels, each being embroidered by a different member of the group, and there are over 40 different types of stitches in each panel.