The Hellesdon connection

The Paston Heritage Society was invited to help highlight the Paston connection to Hellesdon (the siege and sack of Hellesdon Manor by the Duke of Suffolk) in the carnival procession on July 18 and to run a stall with activities and information. Carole and Phil Martin provided paper-making, Pat Dawson demonstrated medieval textiles and Diana George provided calligraphy opportunities. Penny and Rob Knee paraded as Margaret and John Paston.

Our contribution also included a  talk by Elizabeth McDonald of the UEA. A costumed talk about the siege and John Paston by Rob Knee will be given at Hellesdon Library at 2 pm on Monday, November 23. 

Rob is also performing at Aylsham Library (10.30 am) and Wells-next the-Sea Congregational Hall at 7.30 pm the same day.

Picture: Peter Stibbons