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Medieval Weekends 2009

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:32 pm
by medievalevents

I have 3 events already booked for 2009 and im searching for some lovely stall holders!!!
The dates for the events at Kelling Heath are as follows:
1st weekend:
Friday 24th July set-up early, Saturday 25th July All day entertainment from 10.00 market open from 11.00ish till 7.00 in the evening!
Sunday 26th July And all day event from 10.00 till 5.00 2nd Weekend is the same set-up as above but in Aug 14th-16th

There is space on site for at least 7-10 stall holders, 24 hour security on site facilities such as a shop, shower and toilet mains attached block plenty of water taps, 2 bars and 2 restaurants.

The events are too be held at a site called Kelling Heath ( Kelling Heath Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7HW) which is a natural holiday resort and nature reserve set in 250 acres of woodland and rare heath land, I have worked with Kelling Heath for the last 2 years and the medieval events have got bigger and better every year. There is a on-site public audience of over 5000 for both weekends already booked and paid for to stay at Kelling without there additional advertising.

There will be a fair size medieval encampment (About 8-10 tents, 13th-14th century.) With living history displays including combat and archery. So please anyone that's interested please contact me a.s.a.p and I'll give
you any additional info you require!

The 3rd event is in August at a place called the Priory Maze & Gardens, Beeston Regis, North Norfolk, NR26 8SF Which backs into the EH Priory site, its the weekend of 1st & 2nd of August, set-up on the 31st July.

The event includes living history encampment, combat and archery with "Have a Go Archery." Medieval musicians, singers and entertainers, there is space on the site for 7-10 stall holders so anyone that’s interested in a pitch please let me know a.s.a.p. The pitch fee is £20.00 per day and the event will run from 10.00 till 8.00 Saturday and normal hours of 10.00 till 5.00 Sunday.

Below is a little bit about the history of the site:


The Priory remains are situated just next to the grounds of The Priory Maze and Gardens Ltd.
The Augustinian Friary of St. Mary was founded at the end of King John's reign or at the beginning of Henry 111 (circa) 1216 by Margaret de Cressy (there is also reference to her daughter-in-law Isabel de Rye, and was dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII in about 1539.
The Priory Gatehouse was probably not added until the late 14th or early 15th Century and the remains of this were recently uncovered in excavation within our Garden in May 2005.
Although there is no doubt that the inmates of Beeston Priory were Canons, there was some confusion during the Middle Ages as to the status and order to which they belonged. They have been described as Friars and also Hospitallers, however there were probably never more than six Austin Canons in residence at any one time.
After the Dissolution, the building served as a source of limestone and most of the ashlars dressing was robbed.

Please have a look at the link below and your see what a wonderful site this is!!


Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:54 pm
by JC Milwr
They look great. There seems to be a proliferation of events in East Anglia these days, wish it wasn't so darn far!


Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:04 pm
by medievalevents
We are very lucky in North Norfolk to have some amazing sites and a need for good family entertainment!!