A popular event for CCC members and location of a number of award-winning images. The ‘camp followers’ offer great opportunities for portraits. If you want a good view of the battle itself you need to get alongside the battlefield early…prime spots go quickly! Let us know if you’re going. Details: https://www.tewkesburymedievalfestival.co.uk/
It is now widely regarded as the largest free medieval gathering of its kind in Europe, attracting re-enactors, traders, entertainers, and visitors from all over the world.
Its central feature is a spectacular re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury on part of the site of the original battle of 1471.
Many of the participants including wives and children live as a medieval army in authentic encampments for the whole weekend. It also features a wide range of period entertainment, including music, dance and drama as well as collection of fascinating characters from the past. These may include surgeons, preachers and even the odd dragon keeper.