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The Hartleys Companie at the Weald & Downland open air Museum
Review

15th Century Encampment..

 

Over the weekend of the 21st & 22nd of May the Hartleys Companie set up their 15th century encampment in the beautiful grounds of the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum..

A new event for the museum and despite a few showers on the Saturday afternoon one that was well received by visitors....

The camp was made up of several medieval tents and pavilions...with the great smell of an open fire with food being prepared wafting across the camp..

 

There were various demonstrations and talks on the weaponry  and armour from the period with many showing the ingenuity and brutality of warfare from the time...

 

Music and Craftsmanship from the time was demonstrated by the camp members with the history and music fom the "Hurdy - Gurdy" musical instrument proving very popular....

 

The Tournament

Let battle commence....everyone's favourite part of the afternoon the perfect ingredients "Competition, armour & Weapons"

The fully armoured knights entered the competition area with the aim to remove the opponents crest from their helm and proceed to the next round all wanting to be the last man standing and raise the prize sword above their head....

 

Battle was fast and furious with two knights being knocked to the floor in the early rounds ..the forthcoming rounds were a little more ordered but still as exciting ,with the winner finally receiving his well deserved prize ....

 

A great event in lovely surroundings among all the historic buildings and hopefully one to be repeated at the museum another time.......

For more information on events or visiting the museum please click the link to their website below...

www.wealddown.co.uk

 

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