PICS: Knights invade Worksop for St George's Day tournament

Knights battled it out in honour of the nation's patron saint and youngsters donned 15th century gear as Escafield Medieval Society descended on Worksop for St George's Day.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 2:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:41 pm
Michael of Royston does battle with Fredrick De Dawthorne.
Michael of Royston does battle with Fredrick De Dawthorne.

The town’s very own Medieval landmarks, the Priory Church and gatehouse, served as the perfect historical backdrop for the event, which was attended by hundreds of Bassetlaw residents.

Visitors young and old were entertained by a fancy dress competition, have-a-go archery and a “Living History” food display, as well as the opportunity to make their own bee’s wax candle.

Visitors were also shown how to play Medieval board games and enjoyed picnics and ice-creams in the sunshine as temperatures peaked at more than 15C.

Robert of Silkstone does battle with Luke Of Wentworth.

The main tournament kicked off later in the afternoon and saw knights fight sword against sword in a battle of good over evil while the crowds jeered them on.

The Escafield Medieval Society will return to the Priory Church for next year’s national day.

You can find out more about their events at http://escafeld.org.uk/newsite.

Sisters Bella and Jasmine Wickson dressed up as medieval ladies for the fancy dress.
Leigh Cottingham dressed up as a knight for the fancy dress parade.
Thirteeth centuary ladies performing a dance.
Elloise deClaire does battle with Nathaniel of Knaresborough.
Fancy dress competition entrants.
Robert of Silkstone does battle with Luke Of Wentworth.
Sisters Bella and Jasmine Wickson dressed up as medieval ladies for the fancy dress.
Leigh Cottingham dressed up as a knight for the fancy dress parade.
Thirteeth centuary ladies performing a dance.
Elloise deClaire does battle with Nathaniel of Knaresborough.
Fancy dress competition entrants.