Join the folks at Wymondham’s historic Abbey, on Wednesday, June 14, for an evening of 1348 living. The event takes place in the church and churchyard off Church Street. It will be an evening of fun for all family, and runs from 5pm till 8pm. The cost is £5 for adults, for which you receive medieval money to spend around the event. Children get in free.
1348 – the Black Death looms, but life must go on. You can experience medieval living and meet jesters, medieval villagers and more. There’ll be a falconer demonstrating one of the oldest hunting skills and a herbalist giving advice in the use of plants found in the Abbey’s herb garden. Try your hand at archery, partake of a hearty hog roast and sup an ale while listening to merry medieval music.
The evening will be part of the Abbey’s annual ‘Living History’ event. This is a three day event for schools, which allows students to become immersed in history, and enhances their classroom learning. In previous years it has been exclusive to Wymondham High, but this year the event has been opened to other schools.
Wymondham Abbey was founded in 1107, and dissolved as an Abbey on the orders of Henry VIII in 1538. The church was spared, and continues as the town’s Parish Church.
For more details, go to the Abbey’s website www.wymondhamabbey.org.uk or phone Esther Prendergrast in the Abbey office on 01953 607062.