We have almost finalised the timetable. There may be a few late changes, but our aim is to bring together different groups, activities, and demonstrations from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on 25 October 2015, finishing with an evening service from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
The main timetable is as follows – where activities have links, please click for more details:
- 09.15 am – Shuttle bus starts
- 10.00 am – “All day” displays start
- 10.00 am – Bell ringing by Diocesan Association of Bell Ringing
- 10.30 am – Formal opening with a short service and procession to Sir John Codrington’s tomb, dressing it with a magnificent embroidered tomb cloth specially made for this event.
- 11.00 am – Medieval story telling: Footprints in Time with archery historian Veronica-Mae Soar
- 11.30 am – Archery demonstration by Nigel Packwood in lower field
- 1.00 pm – 1.40 pm – Diocesan Association of Bell Ringing – silent demonstration with cameras to show the bells working
- 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Falconry flying display in lower field
- 1.45 pm – Medieval story telling: Footprints in Time with archery historian Veronica-Mae Soar
- 2.00 pm – Medieval music – Sue Juggins (recorders), Mary Parker (flute)
- 2.30 pm – Recitals from Shakespeare’s Henry V by George Gent and by the U3A Poetry Group
- 3.00 pm – Medieval battle demonstration (Knights melee) by Beryl Furey-King and the Company of Chivalry
- 3.00 pm – Medieval music – Sue Juggins (recorders), Mary Parker (flute)
- 4.00 pm – Main event ends
- 4.30 pm – CAR PARKS CLOSE
There will also be a range of displays and activities throughout the event:
- Guard of honour in the Lady Chapel – Costumed knights, men at arms, longbowmen and ladies from the Richard III Society, the Plantagenet Society, the Company of Chivalry and others will stand as an honour guard at the tomb, taking turns by arrangement throughout the day.
- Archery display with expert Anthony Harcourt
- Food and medicine in Medieval times with Cherry Hubbard of Unfolding History
- Tented encampment with a raised firebox and living history display by the Company of Chivalry – knights, archers, ladies etc
- Guarderobe, the Past in Practice will be showing replica artifacts, the John Codrington standard bearer plus a lady and maybe a child all in costume
- City of Bath Heraldic Society – Heraldic Agincourt display – how people recognised each other on the battlefield
- Mead making and bee keeping
- Stained glass demonstration and display with Chris Ainslie
- Barrel-making display by Bernard’s Barrels of Yate
- Various groups of young people will be taking part and helping out
- Refreshments – Coffee, tea, biscuits, scone tea, ploughmans
- 5.45 pm – Bell ringing by Diocesan Association of Bell Ringing
- 6.30 pm – Church service led by the Bishop of Bristol, including a Shakespeare reading by Richard Carter
Please check back here for final details.