PICTURES: A croaking time crafting toads

Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. One of the artists running workshops, Julie Willoughby with toads she has made. EMN-160802-095007001
Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. One of the artists running workshops, Julie Willoughby with toads she has made. EMN-160802-095007001
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The first in a series of workshops preparing for Swineshead Pageant saw residents making toads on Sunday.

The Pageant itself takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, and will commemorate the last journey of King John – who was allegedly killed using poison from toads back in 1216.

Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. L-R Sandra Turl and Sue Fox of Swineshead. EMN-160802-094956001

Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. L-R Sandra Turl and Sue Fox of Swineshead. EMN-160802-094956001

Photographer David Dawson went along to get some toad-ally awesome snaps.

The next workshop at Coffee Corner, High Street, Swineshead, is on Saturday, March 5, and will see people making medieval jewellery.

Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. L-R Hattie Powell 4 and Eibhlin Powell 4 of Swineshead. EMN-160802-094922001

Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. L-R Hattie Powell 4 and Eibhlin Powell 4 of Swineshead. EMN-160802-094922001

Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. L-R Emilia Lancaster 6 and Bethany Lancaster 10 of Swineshead. EMN-160802-095018001

Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. L-R Emilia Lancaster 6 and Bethany Lancaster 10 of Swineshead. EMN-160802-095018001

Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. L-R Heidi Gotts and Amelia Gotts 7 of Swineshead. EMN-160802-094945001

Toads Galore workshop at Coffee Corner, Swineshead. L-R Heidi Gotts and Amelia Gotts 7 of Swineshead. EMN-160802-094945001