Bowmen take aim for Kings Langley Carnival

The Company of 1415 will be performing at this year's Kings Langley carnival.
The Company of 1415 will be performing at this year's Kings Langley carnival.

A demonstration by long bowmen in 15th century style will be a feature of this year’s Kings Langley Carnival, on Saturday, June 20.

Carol Chandler, chair of the organising carnival committee, said: “In addition to opening the carnival at midday, the Company of 1415 will be providing demonstrations with men-at-arms fighting in replica armour and archers ‘loosing’ their arrows as they did at the Battle of Agincourt 600 years ago.

“There will also be a living history display, with authentic medieval cooking, chain mail making, loom weaving and the younger folk can even try on some of the armour!”

On stage there will be Vivo D’arte, a theatre arts training group

and the Skehill Academy of Irish Dancing which offers dancing classes for students of all ages.

Local entertainers include the Community Choir, the Senior School Jazz Band, Kings Langley Brownies and the Primary School Choir and orchestra to give the carnival a genuine village atmosphere.

For carnival-goers there will be lots of other entertainments, including the ever popular dog show and the petting farm, together with such diverse distractions as the Little Bike Company (for 2-5 year olds), the Elite Laser Company and the Kings Langley Bowls Club.

Carol added: “We are also delighted to welcome our good friends from Phasels Wood Scout Camp with a climbing wall, human buzz wire, skittle alley and garden games.

“We are particularly grateful to our sponsors A & C Tadman Limited, Councillor Richard Roberts, the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and Wilden Services, and so many wonderful local businesses and local organisations who have supported us through buying advertising space, donating raffle prizes, offering their time or hosting stalls and providing an opportunity to find out more about what’s happening on your doorstep.”

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