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Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval weekend

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Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval weekend

Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval weekend

Matthew Howarth By Matthew Howarth

An immersive two day medieval festival featuring Living history, Battles and interactive displays for the whole family.

Battlefield Idea stage

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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.

What we'll deliver:

  • A interactive medieval festival for all the family.
  • Hundreds of authentic reenactors and living history displays.
  • Reenactment of the Battle of Shrewsbury 1403
  • A weekend of talks and demonstrations.
  • Local education opportunities for schools and community groups.
  • A free entry weekend event all the family.

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.

Steps to get it done:

  • Creating a educational festival with living history by 24th july


Location Battlefield

About the space

Battlefield 1403


Shropshire Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,080

Portaloos - £800 (38%)
festival weekend insurance - £650 (31%)
First Aid - £350 (17%)
advertising - £100 (5%)
Other - £180 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

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festival weekend insurance
First Aid
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • help towards future education projects within the area.
  • New signage around the battlefield area
  • School education days about the medieval period and the battle

Total £2,080

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