During the summer holidays, the people of Brinklow and surrounding villages had the opportunity to immerse themselves in their local history at Brinklow Castle by participating in our Norman Fun Day. With Guarderobe, a local re-enactment group’s support, families dressed up in costume, made stunning shields and got the chance to battle like the Normans!
The castle, a double motte and bailey earthwork, was greatly important back in 1069 as the site of William the Conqueror’s campaigns given its commanding position over the medieval Fosse Way. Given its history, it’s not surprising that people found the site fascinating, though some weren’t aware of its existence! This event however, was a key opportunity for locals to connect and explore this heritage site within our scheme area.