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A medieval banquet in honour of St Edmund was held at Hunstanton’s newly-refurbished Town Hall on Saturday.

St Edmund was the first king of East Anglia who died at the hands of the Vikings on November 20 in 869.

More than 100 guests, most of whom were in medieval style dress and enjoyed a sumptuous three-course meal in the event organised by Hunstanton and Distract Festival of Arts (HDFA).

A medieval banquet was enjoyed In Hunstanton.
A medieval banquet was enjoyed In Hunstanton.

This included a hog roast, whilst being entertained by knights, minstrels and storytellers from Black Knight Historical and Lynn-band band the Fried Pirates.

Chairwoman of HDFA, Christine Earnshaw, said: "We were delighted to see how many people entered into the spirit of the evening and made the evening such a success.

"My hearty thanks to our committee and volunteers who worked so hard to make it all happen.

St Edmunds was celebrated in medieval dress.
St Edmunds was celebrated in medieval dress.

"We were also very grateful for the help and support of so many local businesses and organisations. These include Drove Orchards Farm Shop, Tesco Hunstanton, Redgate Bakery, Witley Press and our own town council. It made it a real community event.

"Any small profits made from the evening will go towards more community arts-based events run by the HDFA in 2022."

Medieval garb was donned.
Medieval garb was donned.
More than 100 guests attended. Pictures: SUPPLIED
More than 100 guests attended. Pictures: SUPPLIED
A three-course banquet included a hog roast.
A three-course banquet included a hog roast.
A medieval time was had by all.
A medieval time was had by all.


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