South Shields Daily Photo

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

Jarrow Festival No. 3

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Medieval Fayre, Jarrow near South Shields

Chopping cabbages!

The guys from South Shields Daily Photo were quite surprised at the agility of these warriors on horseback. They were demonstrating the effectiveness of the battle sword used in the 12th century at the medieval fayre in Jarrow at the start of the festival week. Cabbages mounted on poles were used to represent human heads- you can clearly see the results of the encounter.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 1/750 second, f5.6, iso 200


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Written by curly

May 26, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Animals, Black and White, Events, Jarrow

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  1. How very interesting. I don’t think we have anything like that over here in Norwich. The only re-enactments we get is the arrival of the Vikings!

    Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. It’s been a while but I hope to visit your blog more regularly. A lot of things have happened in my so called life, which prevented me from being more active online. Enjoy the week ahead!

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    May 26, 2008 at 8:53 am

  2. As I now live on the south coast I look foward to your photos each day as a little reminder of home, but todays was a bit closer to home than usual – That’s my dad at the left hand edge! It was nice to be able to ring and tell him I’d seen it, and who knows, maybe my nephews may appear as well in a future shot.

    Thanks Curly, much appreciated

    C Pearce

    May 26, 2008 at 10:59 am

  3. That would have been quite fatal on the battle field. Wow! These guys must practice a lot. Great timing on that photo!!


    May 29, 2008 at 3:59 pm

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