Published:
July 28, 2014
Photos & video: Jousters do battle on Burnham-On-Sea beach!

An afternoon of medieval-themed entertainment on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Sunday (July 27th) drew hundreds of spectators.

The unique mixture of hobby horse jousting and themed fun was held next to The Pavilion in aid of Burnham's Poppy Fund.

The afternoon started with the arrival of a group of colourfully-dressed knights and pages, followed by the arrival of a 'royal party', led by Burnham's town crier, before the jousting got underway.

The hobby horse jousters charged at each other several times with lances before a winner was eventually declared to cheers from the crowd.

The event ended with a game of community football with the players taking part with their arms behind their backs in a Burnham versus the world challenge.

Several stalls were also set up on Esplanade pavement, selling crafts and merchandise for charity.

Organiser Gaynor Brown said was pleased with how the second annual event had gone. She told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We had a good turnout of spectators, helped by the sunny weather, and a fun afternoon was had by all - thanks go to those who took part and came along to watch."

The 'royal party' arriving at Sunday's tournament on the beach

High drama as Burnham's town crier faces one of the jousters!

A crowd of spectators on the sea wall steps watched the event unfold

Colourful costumes rounded off the spectacle next to Burnham's Pavilion

The winning jouster was congratulated by the 'royal party'

Children were also entertained by 'Mo The Bubble Man' during Sunday's event

 


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