Merrymaking proves a hit with visitors

Tudor May Day at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. Adrian Bowman, Maaya Bowman (7), Nathalie with chidren Sebastian (3), Tristan(5), Oliver (8) and Dad Andrew Bonser with Valetine Potter the Potter. ANL-150305-164903009
Tudor May Day at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. Adrian Bowman, Maaya Bowman (7), Nathalie with chidren Sebastian (3), Tristan(5), Oliver (8) and Dad Andrew Bonser with Valetine Potter the Potter. ANL-150305-164903009
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Hundreds of visitors flocked to Kentwell Hall to see the Tudor May Day event, with processions, plays and pageantry, music and dancing.

May Day was a popular holiday back in Tudor times with lots of merrymaking.

More than 100 actors in Tudor dress took part in authentic activities such as cooking, pottery making and wood cutting, with the crowds watching on.

More than 2,500 visitors came along to experience the May Day celebrations over the weekend.

Patrick Phillips, owner of Kentwell Hall, said it went well, with lots of activities for families to join in with.

“The weather was unpredictable,” he said. “On Monday, it was supposed to be raining, but it was sunny and lots of people enjoyed the day.”