In place of the normal one day firework display the castle decided this year to continue the festivities over 2 days with the theme ‘Mystical Firework Spectacular’. The grounds were open to the public from 12 noon and there was plenty to see before the firework and laser show at 5.30 p.m. Jousting, falconry displays, jugglers, fire-eaters and of course the castle’s resident dragon, Melissa, kept the crowds amused throughout the afternoon. Then the spectacular show illustrating the story of the night of the dragon commenced. I think everyone agreed that it was a magical day.
A private function – market day at the castle
Dallas, the creator of fantastic sets
Jean and Ian dressed for the part
Horses waiting for the jousting to begin
The first visitors are arriving.
Spent shells from some of the previous night’s fireworks
An added attraction with the hot air balloon
The stewards keep everything under control.
Maurice and Sid meet the public.
Andy gets acquainted with Maurice.
The fireworks and green lasers start the show.
The castle a spectacular backdrop ...
... as the story of the night of the dragon unfolds ...
... and the castle is lit up.
Meanwhile Melissa is active in her cave.