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February 17, 2015

Pleshey to Stage a Medieval Weekend on site of Motte and Bailey Castle

Pleshey Magna Carta Celebrations will engage, enlighten and entertain our local community with the significance of Magna Carta and the part played in this momentous moment in history by our baron, Geoffrey de Mandeville.

The celebrations will launch on 20th March with the presentation to the village of a facsimile of Magna Carta from the Magna Carta Barons Association; and a talk from Chelmsford Museum’s Curator describing the events leading up to Magna Carta and the role of our rebel baron.

On 9th and 10th May Pleshey will stage a Medieval Weekend with re-enactments and living history displays on the motte and bailey site of Pleshey Castle.

During the year, a Sewing Bee will bring members of the community together to create a commemorative wall hanging for Holy Trinity. The children will also have a special time together learning about Magna Carta and creating their own artwork, which will go on permanent display in the Village Hall. We will also be involving the three local village schools, creating assemblies and touring the Magna Carta facsimile.


For the full article & more info on the celebrations commencing in Pleshey, click here.



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