Blofield village history day will have link to Paston family

Paston Heritage Society members at an event. Picture: Paston Heritage Society

Paston Heritage Society members at an event. Picture: Paston Heritage Society - Credit: Archant

A village history day will be held in Blofield Church on Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

The church will be filled with glimpses into the village's past with hundreds of old photos of people, places and events.

There will also be links to medieval times when Edward Paston was lord of the manor and was buried in the church's chancel.

Members of the Paston Heritage Society will be in 15th century costumes and they will help visitors try calligraphy, weaving, paper making and games of those times.

Edward Paston's connection to the musician William Byrd and how John Dryden, the first poet laureate, wrote the epitaph on a memorial at the church to a Paston lady, will be explained.


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It will also see a medieval wise woman explain how plants and herbs were used and show off the church's healing garden.

Refreshments are available and entry is free.

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