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History comes to life at Tattershall Castle

Living History at Tattershall Castle - Photo: George Marshall EMN-140721-141802001

Living History at Tattershall Castle - Photo: George Marshall EMN-140721-141802001

Tattershall Castle was home to a medieval village of over 40 re-enactors demonstrating and displaying what life was like 500 years ago when the castle was in its heyday.

Living in tents in the castle grounds and inside the keep the re-enactors gave visitors the chance to experience what life was like for the everyday people in the 1400s.

The Clarence Household and a team of professional artisans demonstrated such skills as pewter badge making, willow weaving, candle dipping, tile making, coin striking, as well as the more sensory jobs of cooking, baking bread and playing musical instruments. Visitors could visit the armoury, try their hands at turning the quern to make flour and making their very own tile to take home.

Most re-enactments of this type take place over a weekend so the two weeks spent a Tattershall is a real treat to exchange skills.

Despite the unpredictable weather, visitors thoroughly enjoyed their time travelling experience and the castle is hoping to continue this event.

 

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