A packed programme of events is lined up for this year’s Middleham Celebrates Richard III Festival next weekend – and of course some cracking stalls in Castle Lane – including my own (with books also from Janet Reedman), and others for the Richard III Loyal Supporters, Sass Jane Morgan, Marla Skidmore, Joanne Larner and Susan Kokomo Lamb – a whole bevy of Ricardian authors to come along and chat to! Hope to see you there.
And I’m pleased to say that I’ll be in Middleham from early in the afternoon of Friday 6th July as King Richard himself will be presenting free copies of ‘The Order of the White Boar’ to local schoolchildren at the education day. These copies that have been very kindly donated by the Northern Dales Richard III Group (with many thanks to Kim Harding and her committee, who have also ensured that the King’s links with Barnard Castle have been similarly celebrated – every primary school leaver in that town will also receive a free copy).
The church service at St Mary’s & St Alkelda’s will also feature a tribute to the late Dr John Ashdown-Hill from Dr David and Wendy Johnson.
Loyaulte me lie