PICTURES: Horndon-on-the-Hill Feast & Fayre makes light of the Dark Ages

PICTURES: Village's fayre makes light of the Dark Ages

Horndon-on-the-Hill Feast & Fayre

East Coast Shakes Ice Co. at the Fayre

Tilbury Majorettes at the Fayre

Stephanie Paull and Sophie-Eliza Paull from Saebert's Folc

Martin Webb, Andrew Roast and Ivan North from Thurrock Gateway Rotary Club

Jon Vowles and Finley Clemson in decorated buggy

First published in News Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

CROWDS flocked to Horndon- on-the-Hill for the village’s annual weekend-long Feast and Fayre.

This year, the theme was Arthurian Legends and the event included a Dark Ages living history encampment run by Essex historical enactment group Saebert’s Folc, a flower festival in the church, music, street entertainment and the annual tug-of-war between the village’s two pubs, the Bell and the Swan.

The fayre also played host to numerous craft, charity and information stalls.

It dates back to the 13th century, when the village was granted a royal charter to hold a feast and celebration on the last weekend of June.

On Sunday, Blair McWhirter was the first man to cross the line in the Horndon 10k. Anne Jenkinson was the first woman in the race, organised by Thurrock Gateway Rotary Club.

*More pictures in this week's Thurrock Gazette

Thurrock Gazette: Saebert Folc

Saebert's Folc at the hugely successful and popular Fayre

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