West Dragoningshire invites all lords, barons, knights, and esquires, along with their ladies and all other gentles of any station, to join them in the second Winchester Pilgrimage.
The medieval buildings of the Hospital of St Cross are again the setting for the Winchester Pilgrimage, as we journey along the water meadows to Winchester Cathedral testing our knowledge of medieval saints, symbols, and other aspects of medieval Christianity before ending the day with magnificent tournaments and a pilgrim's meal.
The Hospital of St Cross, St Cross Road, Winchester, Hampshire. It is an ancient almshouse founded in 1134 by Henry de Blois to support "thirteen poor men, feeble and so reduced in strength that they can scarcely or not at all support themselves without other aid". The setting is beautiful, in a grand quadrangle surrounded by the church, the lodgings for the brothers and the walled gardens on the banks of the river Itchen.
Accommodation is limited to crash space in one of the halls and camping. Period tents may be erected in the quadrangle and non-period tents in the walled "Bowling Green" garden. Winchester is a popular tourist city, so there are many B&Bs nearby. Please ask the reservations steward for details. Note that this is a residential almshouse so please respect the privacy of the brothers and keep noise down in the evenings.
The site is less than a mile from J11 of the M3, two miles from Winchester railway station and 10 miles from Southampton Airport. More details on: http://www.westdragonshire.org/pilgrimage
Robert of Canterbury (Dan Towse)
Raphe Cuthbert (Ian Walden)
Fees: 15, Concessions 11, family cap 40.
Payment in advance to 3 Campion Way, Lymington, Hants, SO41 9LS, UK
Cheques payable to SCA West Dragonshire.
Please indicate your accommodation requirements: period camping, non-period camping, crash space, staying off-site and also advise of any dietary considerations. Location:
West Dragoningshire (Winchester, England)