Despite the atrocious weather on Bank Holiday Monday, visitors came to Malmesbury to sample a little of Medieval life in honour of St Aldhelm.

The event was opened to a full crowd in the Market Cross by Cllr Wayne Jones, Mayor of Malmesbury. A variety of stalls populated the Market Cross with Malmesbury Morris Dancers and Lute Playing on hand for entertainment. Crafts were on sale behind the Abbey and children were invited to make shields and costumes with a medieval theme.

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The Companions of the Long Bow set up camp in the Cloister Gardens and undeterred by the rain, a great number of people took the opportunity to have a go.

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Tony McAleavy gave a fascinating and very well attended talk in the Town Hall on the ‘Life & Times of Aldhelm of Malmesbury’ & the Flower Festival over at St Aldhelm’s Church was also a great success.

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The Council would like to thank everyone who supported the event, particularly the REME based at Lyneham who assisted in setting up the event and remained available throughout the day to help in any way needed.

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