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Waltham Abbey's King Harold Day celebrates 10 years
An annual celebration in commemoration of King Harold celebrated its 10th anniversary this weekend.
In its landmark year King Harold Day, held in Waltham Abbey and its grounds, was stretched over both Saturday and Sunday for the first time in its history.
The festival commemorates the last Saxon Monarch who died on October 14, 1066, and is buried in the grounds of the abbey.
Tricia Gurnett, one of the four original organisers of the event said: “It was a fantastic day we had around 100 re-enactors.
“There were so many great things this year but I think my highlight was the procession to open the celebrations. We have never had one so big.”
The attractions this year included falconry displays, ‘Have-a-go Archery’ and music recitals as wells as the re-enactment groups.
Around 4,000 people attended yesterday’s festivities with the total figure for the two days to pass the 5,000 mark today.
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