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colchester medieval oyster fayre.

 
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Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 15 7:13 pm    Post subject: colchester medieval oyster fayre.  Reply with quote    

So we are here in colchesters lower castle park for our favourite show of the year.
All set up with our beef jerky and mushroom munchies in a lovely tent and restaurantng up with a few drinks and chatting to the other traders.
Loads of stalls, lots of knights, archers and wandering clerics as well as hog roasts, ice creams and the Norfolk cider company with his apple mill from 1870s and his turn of the century apple press that he is using yo press his fresh apple juice he sells as well as bis cider.
Last year he said he made 70,000 liters if cider and he is already trying ti get all us traders to sample his wares lol.
If any one is in the area this weekend its a great show and worth a look round, I'm not sure or the entrance fee but I will find out and post it up.
Be good to see anyone that comes down for a visit.

Woodburner



Joined: 28 Apr 2006
Posts: 2904
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 15 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll drop by tomorrow with a bit of luck. Same strategy as before
I only missed last year's through my own forgetfulness.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 15 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Be good too see you again, the weather is perfect, sunny but with a breeze and the place is packed today.
Selling loads and having fun meeting all the people we haven't seen since last year.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 15 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cracking evening with Steve from the Norfolk cider company getting us all tipsy after the bar closed early.
Every show every year when the public leave he pours cider for traders free if charge with the mantra ' we brew 10,000 gallons a year but what's the point if I can't give away a few pints.'
Much appreciated it is to but the serious wide is I have his contact details to pass on to bodger and Lorraine if they want them as he is keen to encourage as many cider producers as possible, remind me in the morning once the hangover has gone lol

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8496

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 15 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds good Pilsbury. Hope you do well and don't end up with too much of a hangover. We are too far away, so won't be seeing you I'm afraid.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 16 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And we are back there this weekend, still a great show thst we enjoy doing!
This time I have my long bow with me to try and do some practice in the evenings.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8496

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 16 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have a good time, and hope you do well.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32652
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 16 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

have fun,i now have a mental picture of a very elderly oyster playing the sackbutt while the youngsters wrestle to win a pig.

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11295

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 16 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is a good show - with lots of lovely people.

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