June 2017

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24th June

If you're looking for something fun and interesting to do in the Wakefield area on Saturday 1st July, why not join the Frei Compagnie at the Pennine Camphill Community Summer Fair? It will take place on the Community site on Wood Lane, Chapelthorpe WF4 3JL from 1 pm - 4 pm, admission is free, it's all to support a good cause - and it should be a great day out for people of all ages.

This year is a special occasion - the Community's 40th birthday - and there will be plenty to see and do: a grand opening by the Mayor of Wakefield; music and refreshments on the lawn in front of the magnificent Boyne Hill House (left), a mansion built c. 1903 and now used as accommodation for students; stalls selling fresh produce grown on the Community farm and craftworks made by the students (below left); craft workshops, Morris dancing and much more - including our living history camp!

Yes, the Frei Compagnie will be offering our usual displays of medieval costume, crafts and foodstuffs, plus archery and combat demonstrations, a childrens' bill-drill and have-a-go archery (£1 for 3 arrows); and I'm particularly looking forward to this event because it will be the first outing for our new tent, a square pavilion with plenty of room to set out the Towton Battlefield Society information and merchandise stall.

So do pop in and see us if you're in the area. As the photographs show, the site is well worth a visit in its own right to see the beautiful grounds, rare breed farm animals and rich, diverse architecture - and all the activities on offer should make for a very interesting and enjoyable afternoon. So now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for good weather!

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