Fun for young and old as medieval village comes to Queensgate

Shoppers can take a step back in time 900 years, back to Medeshamstede, when Peterborough was born, as part of Queensgate Shopping Centre's week-long celebration and festivities to mark the 900th anniversary of the city's cathedral

Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 5:40 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:07 pm
Medeshamstede A Medieval Peterborough village , Queensgate Shopping Centre. EMN-180730-150650009

Until Sunday a medieval village, complete with a castle and towering turrets, will come to life in Central Square. There is entertainment, crafts and activities each day such as bread making, crown and shield making workshops, Merlin’s spell school, dressing up, stories of bravery and valour and much more. Knights of the Round Table battle with incredible sword skills, listen to traditional harps and folk music, and for those that have been naughty, it’s off to the village stocks.

Medeshamstede A Medieval Peterborough village , Queensgate Shopping Centre. Young knights Max Cole and Ollie Green. EMN-180730-150849009
Medeshamstede A Medieval Peterborough village , Queensgate Shopping Centre. The Jester entertains visitors EMN-180730-150639009

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Medeshamstede A Medieval Peterborough village , Queensgate Shopping Centre. Bob Woolley in the stocks EMN-180730-150628009
Medeshamstede A Medieval Peterborough village , Queensgate Shopping Centre. Sasha Barnes with the Sword in the Stone EMN-180730-150838009
Medeshamstede A Medieval Peterborough village , Queensgate Shopping Centre. EMN-180730-150934009
Medeshamstede A Medieval Peterborough village , Queensgate Shopping Centre. EMN-180730-150617009
Medeshamstede A Medieval Peterborough village , Queensgate Shopping Centre. EMN-180730-150900009
Medeshstede A Medieval Peterborough village , Queensgate Shopping Centre. EMN-180730-150554009