South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Jarrow Festival No. 2

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Medieval fayre, Jarrow near South Shields

Well armed medieval housewife!

I’m not sure if this crossbow belongs to her or her husband, if it’s hers I hope he gets back from the pub in good time! Apparently this type of crossbow was purposely made small enough to conceal underneath one’s clothing.

I wonder if these were ever used to defend South Shields?

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/350 second, f8, iso 200


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Written by curly

May 25, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Black and White, Events, Jarrow, People

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  1. I gasped for a bit, until I realised it wasn’t loaded!



    May 25, 2008 at 1:37 am

  2. You would have to wear heavy, loose clothing to conceal that weapon! Neat photo.

    Rambling Round

    May 25, 2008 at 2:17 am

  3. Yes, it does look like he’d better be on time. Perhaps even bring flowers. She looks quire formidable. I like these historic re-enactments.


    May 25, 2008 at 4:31 pm

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