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An immersive two day medieval festival featuring Living history, Battles and interactive displays for the whole family.
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The Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval weekend is a free entry event and will continue this way to help educate about what had happened in 1403 along with Local history and national history. This is a fun and yet educational weekend for all the family. We are currently looking into ways of developing the event to support the community as well. Many people who are involved with the event from either organising like myself to many of the reenactors and historic traders have got a key link to Shropshire and would like to give something back to the community. As the event is not for profit, any profit made will be put into developing the battlefield interpretation, education aspects including school days and potential pop-up events throughout future years plus much more.
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Why it's a great idea:
The festival is a chance for the community to learn about the past through a great day out along with the history of the battle itself. Throughout the weekend the Living history area recreating late 14th and early 15th century life. This will include a wide range of interactive displays and activities happening throughout the weekend. This will include archery talks and demonstrations, cookery, music and dance alongside the historic market area too. The Shrewsbury battlefield site is a very unique place and influence many future historical events such as Agincourt along with the introduction of arrow extractions after Henry V was hit and scared the future king. The Battle itself has had it influence on the town center which was the location for the executions (where Barclays bank is now). The festival is planning to develop over the future years to help support and educate people while visiting the battlefield site and surrounding area.
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