& video: Burnham
beach jousting raises £450 for care centre
afternoon of medieval-themed hobby horse jousting on Burnham-On-Sea
beach raised over £450 for a care centre in the town on
Sunday (August 11th).
crowd of spectators watched the unique event next to the Pavilion,
which was held in aid of Burnham Care Centre in College Street.
afternoon started with the arrival of a group of colourfully-dressed
knights and pages, followed by the arrival of a 'royal party',
led by King Dave Ilsley, before the jousting got underway.
hobby horse jousters charged at each other several times with
lances before a winner was declared.
Several stalls were also set up on Esplanade pavement,
selling crafts and merchandise.
Organiser Gaynor Brown said she had been happy with how the event
She told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We raised £457.28 which
for the first year was great. We had a good turnout of spectators,
boosted by the sunny weather, and a fun afternoon was enjoyed."
added that next summer's event is already being planned to include
several historical-themed participation sports, including archery.