Jesters, finger food and more at Potton’s medieval St George’s Day celebrations

The medieval banquet for St George's Day in Potton, run by the St Mary's Church fundraising and soci

The medieval banquet for St George's Day in Potton, run by the St Mary's Church fundraising and social committee. Picture: Bea Francis-Macrae - Credit: Archant

St George’s Day was marked in Potton with a medieval banquet replete with jesters and stocks.

The medieval banquet for St George's Day in Potton, run by the St Mary's Church fundraising and soci

The medieval banquet for St George's Day in Potton, run by the St Mary's Church fundraising and social committee. Picture: Bea Francis-Macrae - Credit: Archant

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 medieval banquet for St George's Day in Potton, run by the St Mary's Church fundraising and soci

The medieval banquet for St George's Day in Potton, run by the St Mary's Church fundraising and social committee. Picture: Bea Francis-Macrae - Credit: Archant

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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