The Step Back in Time Festival at Broadwoodkelly, near Winkleigh, is set by the remains of a medieval manor house, within an ancient landscape. It brings together Re-enactment groups from throughout the ages.
From Dumnonika, who represent the life of a Briton in the Iron Age, when the Romans had forts within easy contact. To the Vikings who raided and settled the region from about 790 until the Norman conquest of 1066, The Oathsworn Warband , amongst others, will represent these times, and their descendants. Kernow Levy, and similar groups, will help you to discover what it was like to live in the medieval times. From Knight to a member of the peasantry, by the King's decree, all had to train in the arts of war as part of their Hundred. Thanks to Hazelgrove Archery, this year will also see demonstrations of the Arts of the projectile weapon.
Inspired by the local histories,all these groups will show you live demonstrations of the fighting arts and styles of their times.
Because life was not all warfare, there will also be a living history encampment, with demonstrations of the crafts of living,and examples of contemporary music performed by members of The Harpies of Havoc.
Who knows who, (and what time they came from), you will bump into as you Step Back in Time.