Hundreds enjoyed a day of Elizabethan fun in historic Prescot

Published on: Wednesday, 07-May-2014

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed an array of entertainment when Prescot celebrated its historic heritage on Saturday (3 May).

Pottery demonstrations and traditional crafts including basket making and wood turning proved popular, whilst many visitors really enjoyed the chance to take a turn at the pottery wheel. Musicians also entertained the visitors on the lute and harp.
Prescot fayre
The festival recreated the old May Fayres which were held in Prescot during the era of the first Queen Elizabeth.

Although the entertainment had a distinctly Tudor feel there was something of interest for all ages at the free event.

Children made the most of the free face painting and young and old alike were wowed by the falconry demonstrations and Mersey Morris Men performances.

The half hourly Church Bell Tower tours were as popular as ever and exhibits from WWI which were on display at the ‘pop-up’ museum were a big attraction.

Photos from the day are available to view on flickr.