strolling in the woods…John Grant Photography
The weekend of 22-23 June saw us working for Black Knight Historical at the Peterborough heritage festival. it wasnt the first time i have worked there, and the festival, organized by Vivacity, is always a great place to be – lots of interesting displays, demonstrations, market stalls,living history – and off course the Cathedral speaks for itself!
This year was no exception and for the 2 days the place was bustling with various historical ( and not only) activity. I , for a change, was not in my customary role there, as Katherine of Aragon – it was Sir Percy Blakely and Margaret Blakely this time and we were spinning the tales of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel – but also discusing the fashions, social and political situation of the era, and above all – the revolution!
there goes the last ship to England, Marguerrite! John Moore Photography
But let the pictures speak for themselves – we were lucky enough to meet up and work with two tallented photographers: John Moore and John Grant. plus, Lucas ( aka Scarlet Pimpernel) went undercover at one point and snapped a few shots as well. Enjoy!
some serious shaving going on – Neil Storey in his element of a regency era barber and surgeon.. John Moore Photography
i was also making silhuettes – a popular pastime in the era; here Captain admiring the one i made of him:-)
boys having fun… John Moore Photography
kids area sported a ferrets’ obstacle course!
boys from the Sealed Knot discussing battle tactics.
John and Suzanne from Quartermasterie preparing for a good day’s trading
Bernie the Bolt’s stall busy as ever – manned, or rather womanned by his lovely daughter, Leanne
no slacking in the Roman camp… hard work all day…
a bit more at ease – the WWII encampment
Mr. Churchill inspecting the medical facilities…
and a rather good photo of me! – by John Moore Photography
We actually participated in 2 proper photoshoots, posing for the professionals -one for John Moore, with few pictures above, and below just a few snaps from a great session with John Grant. it was not the first time we worked together, and he captured Katherine of Aragon a few times on film, and to a great effect – and working with him was a pleasure. more pictures here, and the extensive galleries can be gfound on the photographers’ websites too: John Grant, John More
not so moody here, was actually caught laughing!
great full lenght portrait of Lucas
and of me
and a few shots of what the Pimpernel is up to when not busy rescuing French aristos..
He enjoys rock music…
and checking out Facebook… 🙂
and me, enjoying a few minutes, being headless…:-)