YOUNGSTERS dressed in medieval clothing to celebrate the 800th Anniversary of Wokingham Town Council's Market Charter.

Medieval Market Day was held on Saturday September 14 and it deemed a 'huge success' with hundreds coming together and having a good time.

Kids got involved with medieval activities at Howard Palmer Gardens and at the Town Hall.

Residents also had the opportunity to make arts and crafts from the era, from woodturning to willow weaving, embroidery and spinning.

Cllr David Lee, chairman of the civic committee at the Town council, said: "Everyone seemed to be having a lovely time, and it was so nice to see so much excitement in the town and our new Market Place bustling with activity. The children loved the beautiful birds of prey and had a great time learning to use a bow and arrow and charging across Howard Palmer Gardens whilst learning how to be a medieval pike man." The National Lottery and Wokingham Society helped fund the event, as well as a number of entertainment companies who made it a 'day to remember'.

Cllr Lee added: "I would also like to give my special thanks all the Town Hall staff who spent many an hour planning this brilliant event and in making it such a day to remember and to thank you the residents for your outstanding support. Well done to everyone for making the event such a roaring success.”