A medieval return to ye olden days

Medieval day as part of National Family Week, held at Airedale library.'Meredith Hamer learns all there is to know about Elderberry from Paul Roberts - Woodland Access Ranger.'p5408a122

Medieval day as part of National Family Week, held at Airedale library.'Meredith Hamer learns all there is to know about Elderberry from Paul Roberts - Woodland Access Ranger.'p5408a122

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A RETURN to medieval times was on the agenda in Airedale as children got a taste of history.

Breadmaking, herb and vegetable planting, and period costumes were just some of the ways youngsters explored the Middle Ages as part of National Family Week.

The event, which was organised by Airedale and Ferry Fryston Neighbourhood Management, also included activities in medieval menu writing and building castles.

Mike Dixon, chairman of the Neighbourhood Management team, said: “It was absolutely superb, really well attended and the events were educational to the children. The fact that people were dressed up was wonderful, it really set the scene.”

More than 250 people took part in the event at Airedale Library last week and The Place Cafe in The Square served up an olden day menu of tarte of funghi followed by tarte of apples.

Organisations supporting the event were Wakefield and District Housing (WDH), Wakefield Council, Wakefield PCT, Castleford Heritage Trust, Groundwork and British Trust of Conservation Volunteers (BTCV).