Ormskirk time-hops back to 12th century in Coronation Park

Today will see hundreds of visitors to Coronation Park to see what life was like in the 12th century. They will be transported back in time and will find out what life was like in West Lancashire 900 years ago. 70 members of Historia Normannis have travelled from all over the country to give visitors the chance to experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of life in West Lancashire 900 years ago. Visitors will also get the chance to see a battle today at 3pm.

West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Service organised this fantastic free event and the 12th Century re-enactment group Historia Normannis will take you on a journey through time.

Saturday saw hundreds come and enjoy the fascinating insight into life in medieval Ormskirk, see fighting and take part in trying on armour and swinging weapons.

The event starts at 10am and running through to 4pm. Previous events held in the past few years have been a huge success, with thousands of people attending.


Members of Historia Normannis will do battle in exciting combat displays and tournaments, bringing the exciting events of the Fourth Crusade to life.

Visitors can try on armour, take a close look at the weapons and even see how they’re made. You can even try your hand at Archery.

Everyday life in the 12th Century will be featured with medieval cooking demonstrations and a fashion show to talk about the different styles of dress of the times. There will also be displays of medieval craft and several other medieval-themed activities and stalls are being planned for the day.

Hungry visitors will be able to enjoy a range of refreshments. There will also be donkey rides, face painting, children’s rides, and a giant bouncy castle.

For more information regarding any of Parks and Countryside sites or any of the events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Ranger Service please go to our website countryside.

For more information on Historia Normannis goto https://normannis.co.uk/wp/

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