Tomorrow is the King Harold Commemoration at Waltham Abbey

We shall be holding our special Commemoration event tomorrow, 13 October, in and around the Abbey Churchyard at Waltham Abbey.  The event is held to remember  the last Anglo Saxon King of England, Harold II, who lost his life at the  Battle of Senlac Hill on 14 October 1066.

This year we shall have two performances of a specially-written play, The Falcon’s Flight, about King Harold’s daughter Gytha.   The English Companions will be with us and will recite a poem in Old English.   The Chingford Morris, who have supported King Harold Day for its 14 years of existence, will dance.

There will be a Music Recital in the Abbey Church, two guided tours of the Church, and in the afternoon the Tower will be open allowing wonderful views over the town and out towards Epping Forest.   (There will be a small charge for Church funds)

And finally, our Junior King Harold  –  Matthew  –  will be present.

At Noon the Commemoration Ceremony will take place at the King Harold Memorial in the Churchyard.   We shall be joined by the Chairman of Epping Forest District Council, Cllr Richard Bassett and Mrs Bassett, the Mayor of Waltham Abbey, Cllr Jeane Lea, and from the Abbey Church  –  The Rector, The Rev’d Peter Smith, The Rev’d Canon Joyce Smith and The Rev’d Alexandra Guest.

We and our guests will place flowers on the King Harold Memorial.

Do come and join us.   Admission to the event is free, but donations made on the day towards its expenses would be much appreciated.