HERITAGE DAY AT THE TOWERS - 12 SEPTEMBER 2010

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The photographs in this section were taken by John and Anthony Bentley
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Even two of our Tour Guides ( Christine far right and Lesley next to her) dressed for the occasion

We are ready even if the "King" hasn't arrived!

Even the "Royals" have time for a little banter!

Stop your "royal" fussing, please!

At last - we are ready!

"King Henry VIII and Wives" in the Great Tower just prior to processing through the grounds "King Henry VIII and Wives" process through the grounds

"King Henry VIII and Wives" pass the statue of St Hugh of Lincoln, whose palace was on the site prior to The Towers

"The Royal Family"

"Royal" Visit to the FOBT Gatehouse Centre in the Outer Gatehouse

"Queenly" help in the FOBT Gatehouse Centre

The Archer prepares his bow

The Archer receives a "Royal" visitor

The Archer draws a lot of interest from some younger visitors

All ages participated in dressing up for the day The Herbalist There was plenty of fresh produce available on sale There were demonstrations of woodcrafts More of the woodcraft display
Production of Pilgrim Tokens The Woad Wisher Lace Making Demonstration Spinning and Lace Making Demonstrations
The thatcher's art revealed Ever popular plant stall Spice crafts, quill writing and brass rubbing The "Spanish Ambassador" (sitting left) takes a break by one of the Produce Stalls The Chief Tudor Dressmaker and Tudor Display Organiser (Sou) (left) helps out on one of the Produce Stalls
Business was brisk at one of the Produce Stalls Another one of the Produce Stalls A "Royal" Visit to the Tea Room in the Inner Gatehouse The delicious offerings in the Tea Shop were selling like hot cakes! One of our Council Members (Anne) pouring from the never empty teapot
They also serve, who collect the tea money They also serve, who wash the dishes What better place for afternoon tea overlooking the Queen Katherine Knot Garden? Visitors enjoy the splendour of the Knot Garden The Great Tower and its close neighbour, St Mary's Parish Church, dominate the beautifully kept Knot Garden
An attentive audience on one of the conducted tours Work continued throughout the day on maintaining the Knot Garden View of the Inner Gatehouse from the Outer Ward View of the Inner Gatehouse from the Outer Ward
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