Saturday, 5 May 2012

May Day at Audley End


May Day Saturday, I took a trip out to the local English Heritage house and gardens, Audley End they were staging a Victorian re-enactment event.

The weather has been very poor for the last few weeks so the turnout was exceptionally low although the weather today has been dry, cold & overcast. My first shot shows the general feeling of the day but once we got going for those of us that made the effort it was a good event.
Empty chairs















Here are some of the actors performing at the event.

Demonstration of side saddle riding

Master of the Puckeridge Hunt
An equine performer, waiting  
One of the children’s performers  



















Some of the traditional side showmen



One of the kitchin staff


Essex Yeomanary Riding School

















Another of the children’s entertainers
© Lionel Callow 2012