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Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Experience Tudor life at Sandsfoot Castle with the Friends of Rodwell Trail - Tudor Picnic

On Sunday 5th July, The Friends of Rodwell Trail have organised a Tudor Picnic to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s coronation in the grounds of Sandsfoot Castle and Gardens, Weymouth.

So bring your own food, use Tudor recipes if you like, or buy at the Castle Cafe and be entertained with a variety of Tudor events, cooking, games, music, dancing, story telling, Why not come in costume there will be prizes for both adults and children for the best costume.

Admission is FREE!

Programme of Events:

- At 10am, noon and 2pm

Tours with a Tudor guide around Sandsfoot Castle lasting 20-30 minutes

- At 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Games, interactive demonstration with public participation of Kings Game, Blind Mans Bluff, Nine Men’s Morris, Tug-of-War and a Tudor version of French Cricket

- At 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Bows, Guns and Bullets, 20-30 minute demonstrations of archery and musketry followed by Pike Drill for “young soldiers of the King”.

- At 3.30pm
Mummers Play, a light hearted look at that good old villain ‘Robyn Hoade

Throughout the day

Cooking demonstrations of dishes such as Mackerel and Sandfire, Sweet cubes of jellied milk, Crab tart, Tudor Salad, Gingerbread, Knot biscuits, Marchpane, Tea and Drop Scones. These will be demonstrated to be edible but can not be offered to the public due to various regulations/insurance issues
  • Quoits and Skittles Tournaments
  • Music and Tudor dancing by ‘Ye Olde Franklin Players’ and the Dorchester Historical Dance Group
  • Crowns and coronet making for children by well known local milliners ‘TG Hatters’
  • Pomander making
  • Storytelling with a Tudor theme for children by Weymouth Library, times to be announced.
  • There will be a Tudor dress costume competition for adults and children.
Refreshments will be available at the Cafe in the gardens but we will be publishing suitable Tudor recipes before the event that we would like the public to make and bring along for their own consumption.

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N.B. Do you walk or cycle the Rodwell Trail? Would you like to be involved in helping to make this wonderful green route across town even better? ‘Friends of Rodwell Trail’ is a group of people of different ages and interests who have one thing in common: we want to see real improvements to the Rodwell Trail. For more information follow this link Friends of Rodwell Trail

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