Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Knight Falls for a Pole Dancer?

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Knight Falls for a Pole Dancer?

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Look out for a friendly invasion, chivalrous gents, a Maypole revival, chance to sail, and the return of some other trains over the holiday weekend.

Kirkleatham Museum is invaded by Normans from noon to 4pm on Sunday and Monday when Redcar-based re-enactment group Anmod Dracan sets up camp to show visitors what life was like in the 12th century. They will also be demonstrating traditional crafts of the time, such as spinning and weaving, woodwork, pewter casting and mail making.

There will be a story-telling session at 1.30pm each day and the knights show their combat skills at 1pm and 3pm. Contact the museum on 01642 479500.

If you think chivalry is about gentlemen opening doors for ladies, head to Helmsley Castle over the weekend when the venue links up with the Royal Armouries at Leeds to host three days of action.

This will see interpreters practising the rules and regulations of chivalrous combat which, in the 15th century, could literally be a matter of life and death.

Visitors can watch as the knights engage in foot tournament, guided by the rules of chivalry to ensure there are no mortal wounds, as well as learning about their armour and weaponry and even trying on some of their armour.

The School Of Chivalry starts at 11.30am in the castle's Inner Bailey, when families can watch the knights getting into their armour, which weighs up to 60lbs. Admission prices are pounds 5 adults, pounds 4 concs, pounds 3 children and family (two adults and up to three children) pounds 10.

Scalding Dam Sailing Club is holding an open afternoon on Monday from 1pm. Anyone interested in giving sailing a try should bring a towel and a change of clothes - all other equipment is supplied.

Scaling Dam is halfway between Guisborough and Whitby on the A171 moor road.

West of Northallerton, the area's other sparky railway springs to life when services begin tomorrow on the Leeming Bar to Leyburn line. …

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