Can’t make it to Double Wars? Then please join the Shire of Flintheath in our first multi-day Shire Day! On May 25th through the 27th, we will be medievally entertaining ourselves, and hopefully you, at the Bourn Manor Farm. This site is just outside of Cambridge and has overnight camping capacity. In fact, seeing as it’s a long weekend, we think this is the perfect opportunity to break out your period pavilion, enjoy the spring weather, and check the guy ropes are all still working before Raglan.
How will we be entertaining ourselves, you ask? That’s up to you! Probably through some fighting of all sorts, mostly, if marshals are available and willing to volunteer. There will be an equestrian element! The costs are low and there’s a café with coffee and tea on site. There’s a huge barn in which to conduct arts, sciences, and archery as the mood takes you! This is your chance to relax and entertain yourself like the idle rich that the monasteries think we are.
Question: I am a wealthy noble, but I didn’t become one by wasting my money. What’s the site fee?
Answer: Fiscal prudence is a virtue. You will be pleased to hear that the site fee is an astonishingly low £10!
Question: When can I arrive on site?
Answer: Our official schedule will be released soon, but mid-afternoon/evening on the 24th is the earliest.
Question: Will there be food?
Answer: There is NO feast/traveler’s fayre/organized potluck planned for this event. There is a small village shop and a few restaurants within walking distance of the site, and a small café on site that is open Mon-Sat, 9-4. Again, NO food is provided by the event organizers.
Question: Are there toilets/showers on site?
Answer: Flintheath will provide portaloos for the duration of the event. There are NO showers.
Question: What are the accommodations?
Answer: There is a period camping area, a slightly more hidden mundane camping area, and an unheated barn should you wish to bring a cot or sleeping bag. The closest off-site accommodation is about 10 minutes’ drive away, and the Cambridge area has multiple hotels about 15-20 minutes away.
Question: How can I get to the site?
Answer: The closest rail station is in Cambridge. There is a bus that will take you from Cambridge station to just down the road from the site. There is also parking available for those who would prefer to drive.
P.S. This is our first overnight event at this site, so please take notes and let us know what you think.
Your humble servant,
Lord Ranulf li Norreis