Knights at Village Church Farm, Skegness

The Knights of Skirbeck in action.

The Knights of Skirbeck in action.

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The Knights of Skirbeck are set to bring their band of medieval re-enactors to Skegness this weekend.

The troupe will be making an appearance at The Village Church Farm on Saturday and Sunday.

“Skegness is under siege from supporters of bad King Richard. But don’t panic, The Knights of Skirbeck are on their way to reinforce the garrison and drive the besiegers away,” said a spokesperson.

“Come to The Village Church Farm this weekend and - if you can get past the guards - you can find out what life was like during a medieval siege.

“You can also find out what weapons and armour each side used and how they used them, train as town militia to help repel the attackers, find out how the wounded were treated, discover how soldiers and civilians kept boredom at bay and much more besides,” they added.

Both days will start at 10am, with weapons training for militia (adults and children) at 11am.

At 1pm on both days there will be prizes for the best fancy dress, and at 2.30pm the re-enactors will show how a knight was armed.

At 3pm there’ll be a tournament to find a champion and the two days will both end at 4pm.

Entry to either day is £3 per adult and £2 per child. Parking is free.

The Village Church Farm is located at Church Road South, Skegness, PE25 2HF.

For more details visit the museum’s website at www.churchfarmvillage.org.uk.