Medieval merriment at museum

Erewash Museum: Sir John Aston of Haywood and Sir Nicholas Cataloupe.
Erewash Museum: Sir John Aston of Haywood and Sir Nicholas Cataloupe.

Knights charged into Erewash Museum for a day of Medieval mayhem this weekend.

Visitors were transported back to the 14th century by the Team Falchion medieval re-enactment group as they went into battle in the High Street museum grounds.

Erewash Museum: Brian La Zouch teaches Leo Andrews, seven, archery.

Erewash Museum: Brian La Zouch teaches Leo Andrews, seven, archery.

Jousting and sword fighting was a great spectacle for the dozens of visitors on Saturday (September 21).

Weaponry from the Middle Ages was on display and children aged six and over were even given the chance to fire arrows.

Museum assistant Jackie Smith said: “Quite a few people came down – everyone enjoyed themselves, especially the children.”