Show report: Grand Medieval Melee at Cardiff Castle – 16th & 17th August

Cooking display by the Garrison
Cooking display by the Garrison

We have had a very enjoyable weekend at Cardiff Castle taking part in the Grand Medieval Melee; it’s one of the biggest shows of the year for us and we had a great turn out. We were lucky that the Welsh weather, which had been pretty miserable all week, smiled on us and we had lots of sunshine.

Garrison gave several public demonstrations, including cookery, arms and armour, fourteenth-century crafts and clothing, and archery open to the public.

We all had a really great time, and thank you to all of the public who came and had a chat with us and to our lovely members who put on a brilliant encampment and manned the have-a-go archery.

Author: Sally

Hi Everyone, I am the current Treasurer for the Cardiff Castle Garrison. I'm interested in all thing living history including crafts, textiles, cookery and daily life in the medieval period, with a particular emphasis on late 14th Century fashion. I am currently a 3rd year Geology and Physical Geography student at USW. In my spare time I like to spend time horse riding and am hoping to start riding side saddle in the near future.