St Georges Day Celebrations in Tamworth

Apr 28, 2009 by Warren

The Sealed Knot march continued

The Sealed Knot Parade

Tamworth Borough Council bought St Georges Day back to Tamworth with a weekend of celebrations including a re-enactment of the capture of Tamworth Castle, performed by Sealed Knot. This page includes images from the Saturday as captured by Tamworth Blog. If you have any pictures you would like to add then please email them to Tamworth Blog.

Over 9,000 people attended the events in the castle grounds this weekend (25/26 April) to witness not only a live re-enactment preformed by The Sealed Knot but also experience life as it was when Knights ruled the kingdom.

The weather didn’t even damper the spirit of St George with the sun coming out for the afternoon on Saturday and all day Sunday, giving visitors the chance to enjoy some rare sunshine.

The Sealed Knot camp on the lower lawn Castle Grounds

The Sealed Knot camp on the lower lawn Castle Grounds

Attractions over the weekend included a full re-enactment of a siege at Tamworth Castle, puppet shows for the kids, interaction with the members of Sealed Knot, a march through the town centre and a chance to experience medieval life in the camp site set up on the lower lawn in the Castle Grounds.

Councillor Bruce Boughton told Tamworth Blog;

“I am delighted that Tamworth Borough Council’s second St Georges Day event was a big success.  The weather was mixed but that didn’t seem to deter the crowds.  The Sealed Knot re-enactment was superb and I really enjoyed walking around the camp on the lower lawn.  Well done to all the staff and partners who organised the event.  They did a great job.”

The St Georges Day celebrations bought the town out to celebrate the patron saint of England’s day and open the summer with a bang (and it was a loud one next to the cannons).

The March coming back from town

The March coming back from town

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