Medieval battle breaks out at Portishead school fair

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair.

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair. - Credit: Archant

A pretend medieval battle took place at a Portishead primary school’s summer fair.

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair.

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair. - Credit: Archant

High Down Junior School, in Down Road, welcomed hundreds of people through its gates for the annual fundraiser.

Fishing for ducks at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair.

Fishing for ducks at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair. - Credit: Archant

The event was held in bright sunshine with the highlight being the attendance of Ye Compaynye Of Cheualrye, also known as The Company Of Chivalry.

Coconut winners at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair.

Coconut winners at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair. - Credit: Archant

The historic re-enactment group specialises in the 14th century and gave children the chance to dress up in some authentic military costumes from the era.

Dressing up for High Down Infant School, Summer Fair.

Dressing up for High Down Infant School, Summer Fair. - Credit: Archant

They then watched some combat demonstrations and even got involved in an epic battle using weapons made from foam.

Luck dip at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair.

Luck dip at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair. - Credit: Archant


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Away from the battlefield, visitors could take part in traditional games such as a coconut shy and hook-a-duck.

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair.

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair. - Credit: Archant

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair.

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair. - Credit: Archant

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair.

Ye Compaynye of Cheualrye display at High Down Infant School, Summer Fair. - Credit: Archant

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