Medieval merriment at historic Doncaster festival

Medieval dancing at the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe
Medieval dancing at the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Scores of people from across the borough turned out for a May festival in a Doncaster village this bank holiday weekend.

This year’s Woodlands May festival kicked off with a parade, leading off from Woodlands Fire Station and continuing on to the All Saints Community Centre and All Saints Church where events carried on throughout the day.

Kacie-Marie Wright (l), eight, and Grace Goodall, seven have dressed up in medieval outfits for the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Kacie-Marie Wright (l), eight, and Grace Goodall, seven have dressed up in medieval outfits for the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Among the attractions on offer at the festival, which had a medieval theme, were a range of stalls, a fancy dress competition and live entertainment.

The historic event dates back around 100 years but was resurrected 12 years ago in a bid to reignite community spirit in the village.

Visit http://woodlandsmayfestival.co.uk/ for more.

Sheena and Andy Bathgate have dressed up in medieval outfits for the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sheena and Andy Bathgate have dressed up in medieval outfits for the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Andrea Bathgate plays a medieval game at the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Andrea Bathgate plays a medieval game at the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sacha and Xiva Buck, 15 mnths have dressed up in medieval outfits for the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sacha and Xiva Buck, 15 mnths have dressed up in medieval outfits for the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Stewart Ireland and Adam Crooks in their police car the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

Stewart Ireland and Adam Crooks in their police car the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe