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"My World" this weekend saw a trip back in time to the Middle Ages as Ashton had a medieval theme day around the Market Hall.
Characters dressed in medieval costume mingled with visitors in Market Street where there were displays of skills such as arrow fletching, wood working on a foot-treadle powered lathe, cooking over a wood fire, etc. and market stalls selling traditional wares (and delicious hot pies). There was even a visit from Sir Ralph de Ashetton, the dreaded "Black Knight" before whom the ancient townsfolk of Ashton would quake with fear.
The event recalled the fact that there have been markets held in Ashton for more than 700 years!
"Medieval Day" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.
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