Medieval warriors do battle in Market Place

Members of the Time Bandits Re-enactment Society entertainerd the shopers in Durham on Monday by re-staging the battle of Nevilles Cross
Members of the Time Bandits Re-enactment Society entertainerd the shopers in Durham on Monday by re-staging the battle of Nevilles Cross
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TIME bandits stole a few moments from shoppers in Durham as part of a bank holiday display.

Actors were in the city’s Market Place to demonstrate how arms were used at the Battle of Neville’s Cross.

The display, organised by Durham Indoor Markets, was helped put together by local historian David Butler who gave a historical introduction to the crowds.

The battle pitched the Scots against the English on the outskirts of the city in October 1346.

Colin Wilkes, the managing director of Durham Indoor Markets, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Time Bandits to the Market Place.

“Although many people have heard of the great Battle of Neville’s Cross, not many know much about it.

“It was fascinating to gain an insight into what it might have been like and to see the soldiers decked out in their full medieval apparel.”

The Time Banits showed the delighted crowds an array of different weapons which were used during the course of the battle.