Middle Ages spread through town centre for market

Medieval Market. The Court Jester entertains the crowd.
Medieval Market. The Court Jester entertains the crowd.
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Medieval market, 
Chesterfield

Visitors will be able to travel back in time once again with this popular attraction, taking place in the town centre tomorrow.

The annual event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, attracts thousands of people to the town centre each year.

Taking place in the market place from 10am to 4pm, there will 
be lots on offer for all ages with street entertainers in medieval costume.

These will include goblins, knights and ladies, medieval beggars and a court jester.

Regular market traders will be having stalls at the event, as well as special stalls raising funds for charity.

Games and refreshments are also available.

The Crooked Spire church will be surrounded by a medieval encampment and the church will be open during the event.

Visitors will also be able to climb to the top of the church tower to inspect the spire close up.

Chesterfield Museum is hosting a ‘meet a medieval miller event’, suitable for all ages.

,Visitors can watch the miller at work and find out about the types of food that were on offer in the Middle Ages.

Coun Amanda Serjeant, 
Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “The medieval market event is a great opportunity for children to learn about the past in a fun and engaging way.

“We run regular themed events on the market and this is a popular one each year.

“We look forward to meeting residents and visitors alike.”