IN PICTURES: Boston transported back in time

Knights of Skirbeck at Guildhall. Marima Meamtu with Yam Meamtu 3 and Nakita Neamtu 9 of Boston.
Knights of Skirbeck at Guildhall. Marima Meamtu with Yam Meamtu 3 and Nakita Neamtu 9 of Boston.

Boston was alive with history last month, as two events took place at the Guildhall.

The Festival of Archaeology from July 16 encouraged visitors into Boston Guildhall, to feast their eyes upon exhibition material dating back to the medieval era.

Knights of Skirbeck at Guildhall. Lucy Wright of Boston in the stocks, pictured with Darrin Merrett.

Knights of Skirbeck at Guildhall. Lucy Wright of Boston in the stocks, pictured with Darrin Merrett.

On display were pieces excavated in 2011 from three pits in Boston, and keen archaeologists could even rummage through sand-boxes looking for objects.

Last weekend saw the Knights of Shirbeck arrive in Boston for a weekend of family fun.

Visitors were taken back to the 1300s as they played medieval games, ate banquets and could handle swords, armour and helmets used back in the day.

Caroline Bedford organises events at Boston Guildhall and said: “It was the first Robin Hood event, we had lots of good comments and people really enjoyed it. Kids strangely enjoyed the swords!”

Festival of Archaeology at Boston Guildhall. Giles and Sarah Browne of Glostershire.

Festival of Archaeology at Boston Guildhall. Giles and Sarah Browne of Glostershire.

Caroline added: “It was a big turnout, with record numbers of 300 people attending.”

Knights of Skirbeck at Guildhall. Lucy Wright of Boston in the stocks, pictured with Darrin Merrett.

Knights of Skirbeck at Guildhall. Lucy Wright of Boston in the stocks, pictured with Darrin Merrett.

Knights of Skirbeck at Guildhall. James Thomas dressed as a Minstrel playing a card game.

Knights of Skirbeck at Guildhall. James Thomas dressed as a Minstrel playing a card game.