Tudor Fayre and Charter Day: Sunday 14th September 2014


Starting in Market Square, local school children will dance for the larger than life King Henry VIII, Queen Mary Ist's father.

They will be accompanied by the historical band, Lumina, with drums and pipers along with the return of the ever popular court jester, Pete The Fool, who never fails to entertain the crowds with his antics and tom foolery.

The procession will make its way to the Tudor House at Bucks County Museum where a menagerie of entertainment, fun and games from the times of the Tudors await you and your family.

Get up close to breath taking Birds of Prey, learn the techniques of calligraphy and have a go yourself or even take aim with a bow and arrow.

Hear how the Tudors preserved all parts of dead animals, and how they used the guts and skins in everyday life – from scraping and tanning hides, to soap making and using the guts as strings for instruments – the ultimate no waste society.

Meet our Barber Surgeon who shares gruesome tales of deadly diseases and the imaginative ways The Tudors cured the ill (that’s if they didn’t just decide to chop off their head).

If all that turns your stomach then come and play some games of the era – no iPods here – just some dice, a pack of cards and homemade games to entertain the troops.

The live music and singing continues at the museum and you might even find yourself on trial or as a witness in our Manorial Court.

Wandering puppeteers, stilt walkers and arts and crafts are also provided for your entertainment in the town and at the museum.

Do come and join us for a historic day of FREE family fun!

See www.aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk or contact Ruth Mayhew on 01296 425678 or r.mayhew@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk for more information.

Posted on: 29/08/2014