THE 900th anniversary of Gisborough Priory has been celebrated with medieval pageant.

The centrepiece of the day was the Red Wyverns Medieval Re-Enactment Group who set up their encampment in front of the East Window and brought the past to life with scenes from the life and times of folk from the medieval period.

They demonstrated how a medieval soldier donned his armour, gave a combat display and invited the younger visitors to join in the Knight School.

The Medieval Pageant was a free event run by the volunteers of the Gisborough Priory Project, with more than 1,500 visitors helping with activities, displays and demonstrations throughout the historic priory site and the adjacent woodland gardens.

The Falconry Days Birds of Prey brought along their birds and there was an opportunity to see them in flight as well as on show throughout the event, and the fully trained and knowledgeable falconers were on hand to answer any questions.

The Whitby Company of Archers were kept busy throughout the day, and the younger visitors were kept particularly busy in the craft tent making crowns, hats and swirly pennants which were then proudly worn and shown off for the rest of the day.

Demonstrations of Coracle making and woodland crafts including pole lathe tuning and green wood carving were held throughout the day, and the jester, Cathy, showed off her juggling skills and the talented Evie, a student from Prior Pursglove College, played her guitar and kept everyone entertained during the day.

The Exhibition Marquee also proved to be quite a draw.