St Thomas’ Church hosted a very well attended Medieval event that attracted an appreciative audiences into town and the grounds of the church on Friday and Saturday 16th & 17th June. With many members of the congregation of St Thomas dressing in traditional costumes.
On Friday, the Focus was on education with over 100 local school children learning about various medieval skills from knowledgeable re-enactors dressed in typical medieval attire. Demonstrations included long bows, arrows, armour, leaded windows, chain mail making, herbs, stry telling and brass rubbing, with a model of Neath Castle and other exhibitions.
Saturday saw the Ammanford Boars re-enactors set up their tents in the Church Yard where other demonstrations including “have a go archery” and sponge throwing at men in stocks were performed.
Swansea Bay Radio supplied music on Saturday and leaflets advertising up and coming events were distributed by their marketing team.
The event was the first of its kind in Neath & it is hoped that it will become a feature of the seasonal calendar of town centre events.
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