Jesters, finger food and more at Potton’s medieval St George’s Day celebrations
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St George’s Day was marked in Potton with a medieval banquet replete with jesters and stocks.
The banquet – held on Saturday evening ahead of the feast day on Sunday – was held in the hall at St Mary’s Church, with straw on the floor and rough wooden tables creating an ancient banqueting hall.
Period dress was encouraged for the candle-lit meal, with jesters on hand and games including archery afterwards.
The church’s Dave Thompson said: “The food was amazing, with joints of meat being passed around to hack or pull lumps off, trays of vegetables and plenty of bread – but each person had only a knife.
“Fingers had to be used, making for a very amusing meal – but also a very tasty meal, medieval style. A great evening and thanks go to all the organisers.”
The event was run by the St Mary’s fundraising and social committee. The next church meal will be a Christian Aid roast lunch at 12 noon on Sunday, May 21.
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