MARBURY Marry Days organisers breathed a sigh of relief as the skies cleared and the weekend was blessed withy with some rare spring sunshine.

After a tricky start setting up in wet and muddy conditions the weather turned in the nick of time as hundreds of visitors took the opportunity to celebrate the traditional village festival.

The star attraction was an appearance by the Sealed Knot (Sir George Lisles Regiment of Foote) who gave a demonstration of Civil War battle skirmishes and musket fire.

They also set up an authentic camp to cook up some authentic 17th century pancakes and pork and apple patties - a sort of prototype burger - which proved popular with some of the visiting hounds.

Games included a coconut shy and Splat the Rat, there were Bond movie medleys from the Farndon and District Brass Band and the food stalls did a great trade in real dairy ice cream, pies and cakes and proper beer!