Medieval merriment at historic Doncaster festival

Scores of people from across the borough turned out for a May festival in a Doncaster village this bank holiday weekend.

Monday, 30th May 2016, 14:21 pm
Updated Monday, 30th May 2016, 14:28 pm
Medieval dancing at the Woodlands May Festival at All Saints Church. Picture: Andrew Roe

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.

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.

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

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
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
Stewart Ireland and Adam Crooks in their police car 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
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
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