Chirk Castle’s medieval guards appeal

Chirk CastleIt may be 700 years since the last major recruitment drive but custodians of a castle near Wrexham are looking for medieval soldiers.

Chirk Castle keepers have appealed for more volunteers to swell the ranks of guards who dress up to greet visitors.

Joanne Jones, a visitors’ manager, said: “We’re looking for enthusiastic people who have a love of history.”

Guards’ duties will include greeting visitors and holding interactive sessions such as pike drills.

The guards will also challenge visitors to declare their allegiance to Llywelyn of Wales or to Edwards Longshanks.

Chirk Castle, which is now managed by the National Trust, was built between 1295 and 1310 and the volunteers would represent the early part of its history and be dressed in 14th Century costume.

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