Monday, 26 October 2015

Battle of Agincourt Talk

We celebrated the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt by hosting a talk by medieval archery expert Neil Eddiford.

Neil came equipped (armed?) with a vast array of weaponry, as shown in these photos.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 4 October, the Castle hosted a Harvest Festival.

Here's some of our favourite photos from the day.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Summer Party

FoBC members enjoying our annual Summer Party at Berkeley Castle last Sunday, hosted by Charles Berkeley and attended by other members of the Berkeley family.  Some sixty Friends enjoyed Pimms and canap├ęs on the garden terrace.  Funding for the Friends objectives was assisted by a well supported raffle organised by deputy chair Diana Merrett, pictured with FoBC chairman Paul Walkden.

Countess of Wessex at Berkeley Castle

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited the Castle on 10 September.

She was greeted by rapturous applause from the children of Berkeley Primary School, shown round the Castle by Charles Berkeley and then presented to the Friends' Committee, guides and volunteers, and the Berkeley family.

Here are a couple of photos from a very memorable occasion:

Charles Berkeley giving a guided tour

Paul Walkden introduces the Committee to the Countess