Norris Museum hosts medieval wool fair
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St Ives Corn Exchange was transformed into a medieval scene on March 29 for the Norris Museum’s Wool Fair.
Nearly 400 people turned out for the day which saw demonstrations from a medieval spinner, weaver and dyer, and live minstrels were also featured in the re-enactments.
Hannah Vandridge, Learning and Outreach Officer at the museum, said: “We were pleased to see so many people enjoying themselves and joining in with the activities.
“We hope the day really gave people a taste of what St Ives would have been like in medieval times, when it regularly held one of the largest wool fairs in the country.”
Families also enjoyed crafts sessions like puppet-making, making creations like knights, queens and dragons.