Elizabethan Fayre Takes Prescot Back in Time

By on Thursday, May 17, 2012

Prescot Elizabethan Fayre street entertainer

(Press Release, Knowsley Council)

Strolling players and medieval craftspeople filled Prescot in a Spring Fayre with a difference.

The popular Elizabethan Fayre transported around a thousand visitors back to the 14th century.

There were jugglers, harpists, craft stalls, donkeys and fairground rides at the event in and around Prescot Parish Church in Church Street.

This year it coincided with Prescot’s popular producers market which showcases the best produce from local farmers, bakeries and businesses.

The festival recreates the old May Fayres that were held in Prescot, during the era of the first Queen Elizabeth

“The Elizabethan Fayre is becoming a real crowd puller,” said Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Council’s cabinet member for leisure community and culture.

“Prescot has a lot of history and the medieval fayres here attracted people from all over the country.

“This event gives people a chance to see what the town might have looked and felt like way back then.”

The Prescot producers markets are held on the first Saturday of every month from 9am until 2pm around Eccleston Street.

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