Anglo Saxon fun at the Suffolk Show
The usual ‘Summer’ weather turned up midweek for the Suffolk Show, but despite the rain the attendance at the event was still amazingly good. We even had our own weather-man Aidan McGiven borrowed from ITV. The organisers placed us alongside numerous other attractions that might bring visitors to Suffolk.
Our early interviews on Radio Suffolk paid dividends, as several visitors said that had sought us out on the huge site. We had sterling support from Ealdfaeder in their tents and on the boat, but a new innovation came from Colin our weapons man who, using special foam weapons could engage youngsters in combat without fear of serious injury.
Stick peeling and the retail operation went well and there was serious interest in the waterfront building development now that we have good quality images that explain the progress that is being made.
A number of local politicians took the opportunity to absorb the story of the development and we had enquiries from potential volunteers and teachers asking about school visits. The wide range of exhibits and entertainments attract many thousands of visitors so we had more than our share of interesting, interested people whose curiosity has been prompted by our unique message of history and heritage.
Volunteers who like meeting people are always welcome to contact us, so that we can find a role that suits you best. You don’t have to be an expert; we will explain all and provide entry for you to a range of exciting local events.