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The Merchant

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medieval fair, jarrow

Medieval Fair, day five

Even in the medieval days there would have been rich merchants and traders, and possibly even some bankers, in South Shields and Tyneside heading up the local economy, things change so slowly in some circles! A small percentage of the population would have controlled a large percentage of the wealth, and would have dressed to impress, just as this character has with embellishments of fur, fine feathers, and silver jewellery.

Just another personality found at the Medieval Fair held in Druitt’s Park and Bede’s World, Jarrow last Sunday.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, /125 second, f8, iso 200.


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Written by curly

May 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Events, History, Jarrow, People

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  1. We haven’t gotten very far, have we? 😦

    The embroidery on his cloak and collar is fabulous!


    May 22, 2009 at 4:07 am

  2. Oh he really looks the part. Fabulous costume!


    May 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm

  3. This photo wouldn’t open for me. I guess it has opened for the two people who commented above me.

    Abraham Lincoln

    May 22, 2009 at 11:06 pm

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