Panels will help Cosmeston visitors gain insight
5:10pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
COSMESTON Lakes Country Park will welcome some new additions to its medieval village this spring in the form of new information boards.
Complete with eye-catching images and interesting facts, the new interpretation panels will enable visitors to gain a valuable insight into life during medieval times.
The medieval village was brought to life by a group of volunteer re-enactors earlier this month, however it wasn’t all fun and games as the 16-strong gang were there for a very special purpose – the photographs from the re-enactment will become the centre pieces of the new information boards.
Dressed in full costume and complete with medieval artefacts, the photographs from the event will illustrate what life was like for villagers.
The volunteers re-enacted a range of activities to create a snapshot of medieval life.
The photographs show the characters carrying out everyday activities such as bread making, repairing fishing nets, making arrows, while others show them relaxing in their ‘homes’, working in the fields and drinking in a tavern.
Funding for the new interpretation panels, which are the first to be included at the site and will be installed on oak panels outside each of the village buildings, was secured through a Pride in our Heritage grant from the Creative Rural Communities scheme. The project should be completed by the end of April.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Medieval Village manager, Steve Latham said: “I would like to thank all of the re-enactors who volunteered their spare time and made the photo shoot a great success. The new interpretation panels will help to enhance the visitor experience to this truly unique medieval village.”