Kenilworth Medieval Village 2007

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Overall this went pretty damn well, despite god-aweful weather from Sunday until Thursday evening. Herewith a couple of pics showing the village and members of Ferrers Household within it. Roll on next year...
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That looks pretty good. Cluttered in a handy fashion, as if ready for work. Or maybe you are working in the photo.

Is that some kind of small wooden shelter? What is the yellow stuff I can see above the lintel?

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We were working in the photo... :wink: The building was a blacksmiths workshop and it was in operation every day. The yellow stuff is part of the thatched roof.

The above photo and those below were taken by Paul Hoews of Frerrers Household.
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Here's one of the scrivener's house.
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The cook gets to grips with the wood - no fire =no food. No food=one pi55ed off bunch of re-enactors.
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Our new authenti-cooperage gets an airing.
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We were lucky enough to be working with the same great bunch of professional historical interpreters as on the previous two years. Here's cordwainer Ana Diesler. I'm sure there's a caption lurking somewhere in this photo...
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And of course Jim Newbolt.
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Pete the bowyer...
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And, making his debut appearance at the village, Pete the Pong...
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Plus the indefatigable Gerry Burrows and Eric Winder (seen here with other Ferrers members). More photos to come - they'll be posted as soon as they're available.
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Jim Smith wrote:The cook gets to grips with the wood
Whilst he has a creditably determined expression, I'm afraid the bit of wood looks rather small and meager for such treatment...


I didn't realise they gave you entire houses to play in!
How did the public like it?

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guthrie wrote:
Jim Smith wrote:The cook gets to grips with the wood
Whilst he has a creditably determined expression, I'm afraid the bit of wood looks rather small and meager for such treatment...


I didn't realise they gave you entire houses to play in!
How did the public like it?
To start with, my expression is really more '5hit - I've got an audience, which means I'll miss'. (I had a row of open mouthed five/six year olds gawking at me).

And yes, we had houses to play in all week - courtesy of Dave Brown and the Streets of Time build crew. That allowed for a working forge, kitchen, scrivener's workshop, carpenter's workshop etc to be running all week. And yes, the public seemed pretty impressed. Enough visitors were pulled in despite the crap weather to make it an almost dead cert for next year.
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I went on Saturday to find DB still in mid build. I should have checked I didn't realise it didn't open till Sunday. :oops:
I had all the questions lined up:
Is that a real fire etc etc
Where's the castle.

Looks good, if you do it again next year I'll try and come on the right day!

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Very nice - an event I definitely want to visit next year :D
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[quote="Tod"]I had all the questions lined up:
Is that a real fire etc etc
Where's the castle.

but you forgot " is that a real baby" :D
15c silkwomens household
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Displays of Historic Barbering techniques 1300-1600

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Sadly this event was pulled by EH - partly due to lower than projected visitor numbers. Apparently Dave Brown also has some issues regarding construction and labour costs. At the time of the 2007 event there were also complaints from locals of insufficient advertsing - although the foul weather certainly didn't help gate numbers.
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