WDS at Okehampton Castle

West Devon Swords attended the Bluebell Sunday at Okehampton Castle on Sunday May 15th, 2017.

Dodging the downpours, we held a few taster sessions with the safe, plastic mini-fence kit during the day.

Safe under cover for the rest of the event, West Devon Swords gave a series of presentations loosely themed as ‘900 years of swords in six minutes or less.’ Children and adults were able to try on some medieval armour and get the feel of real steel weapons.

English Heritage, which runs the castle, gave a talk on Okehampton’s past – as well as collecting memories of the castle and Bluebell Sunday for the 100th anniversary of the castle’s donation as a public monument.

Find Okehampton Castle via the English Heritage website.

Image: Freddy in chainmail, © Robin Catling
Image: West Devon Swords at Okehampton Castle, © Vicki Pritchard