Peterborough Heritage Festival 22-23 June 2013

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strolling in the woods…John Grant Photography

 The weekend of 22-23 June saw us working for Black Knight Historical at the Peterborough heritage festival. it wasnt the first time i have worked there, and the festival, organized by Vivacity, is always a great place to be – lots of interesting displays, demonstrations, market stalls,living history – and off course the Cathedral speaks for itself!

 This year was no exception and for the 2 days the place was bustling with various historical ( and not only) activity.  I , for a change, was not in my customary role there, as Katherine of Aragon – it was Sir Percy Blakely and Margaret Blakely this time and we were spinning the tales of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel – but also discusing the fashions, social and political situation of the era, and above all – the revolution!

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there goes the last ship to England, Marguerrite! John Moore Photography

 But let the pictures speak for themselves – we were lucky enough to meet up and work with two tallented photographers: John Moore and John Grant. plus, Lucas ( aka Scarlet Pimpernel) went undercover at one point and snapped a few shots as well. Enjoy!

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some serious shaving going on – Neil Storey in his element of a regency era barber and surgeon.. John Moore Photography

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i was also making silhuettes – a popular pastime in the era; here Captain admiring the one i made of him:-)

 

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boys having fun… John Moore Photography

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kids area sported a ferrets’ obstacle course!

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boys from the Sealed Knot discussing battle tactics.

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John and Suzanne from Quartermasterie preparing for a good day’s trading

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Bernie the Bolt’s stall busy as ever – manned, or rather womanned by his lovely daughter, Leanne

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no slacking in the Roman camp… hard work all day…

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a bit more at ease – the WWII encampment

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Mr. Churchill inspecting the medical facilities…

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and a rather good photo of me! – by John Moore Photography

  We actually participated in 2 proper photoshoots, posing for the professionals -one for  John Moore, with  few pictures above, and below just a few snaps from  a great session with John Grant. it was not the first time we worked together, and he captured Katherine of Aragon a few times on film, and to a great effect – and working with him was a pleasure. more pictures here, and the  extensive galleries can be gfound on the photographers’ websites too: John Grant, John More

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moody…

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not so moody here, was actually caught laughing!

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great full lenght portrait of Lucas

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and of me

 and a few shots of what the Pimpernel is up to when not busy rescuing French aristos..

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He enjoys rock music…

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and checking out Facebook… 🙂

and me, enjoying a few minutes, being headless…:-)

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