A COMMUNITY in the North-East was transported back to the Middle Ages over the weekend.

The 49th Sedgefield Mediaeval Fayre was staged in the County Durham village offering free family fun for young and old alike.

Knights did battle on the village green while Escafeld and ACLE Living History provided a taste of life in mediaeval times.

There were also falconry displays, the Flower Queen and a horse drawn carriage leading a parade of local children dressed in the Greatest Showman costumes showing off their circus skills.

Organisers had arranged everything from a coconut shy to a bucking bronco with circus sessions adding to the host of stalls and shows in and out of the arena.

Entertainment included Black Sheep and Durham Rams Morris dancers with stiff competition in the Tug of War as teams went head-to-head while the bus from the series Heartbeat offered a scenic tour of the village.

Ceddesfeld Hall and Park hosted displays, children’s entertainers, games and challenges for teenagers.

The was also a fun fair and a variety of stalls selling crafts, food and bric-a-brac.

Maxine Robinson, from Sedgefield Community Association, said : “The free family event provides a a taste of life in mediaeval times.”