SLIDESHOW: Battle of Wakefield anniversary remembered in style at Sandal Castle

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Children learned how to prepare for medieval fighting during a series of events to commemorate the 553rd anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield.

Youngsters got to grips with spears and battle cries during events held at Sandal Castle yesterday (Sunday).

Sandal castle event to mark the 553rd anniversary of the War of the Roses Battle of Wakefield.'w307h354

Sandal castle event to mark the 553rd anniversary of the War of the Roses Battle of Wakefield.'w307h354

Families also enjoyed talks and tours, while re-enactors from Frei Compagnie marched to Richard Duke of York’s monument on Manygates Lane and laid wreaths.

The day of activities was organised by Friends of Sandal Castle.