Modern gladiators bring history to life

220116aw16bop Medievil faire at the Tauranga Racecourse. (l-r) Tauranga's Zack Brown, Jason Edgecombe, and Tymon White from the Northern Horde. contact Jason on 021 024 57647. 22 January 2016 The Bay of Plenty Times Photograph by Andrew Warner. BTG 23Jan16 - SPIRIT OF YORE: Today was the first day of the three-day Medieval Faire and Tauranga Racecourse was in full Middle-Ages mode, with knights, princesses and roguish combatants. Members of Tauranga's Northern Horde (pictured) Zack Brown, Jason Edgecombe and Tymon White were decked out in medieval garb, ready for action. The Squire School had children painting shields and tailoring swords while the Princess Party featured beautiful dresses and self-made head circlets. Tomorrow the faire will be in full swing with a traders' market, battle re-enactments, storytelling and many more medieval-flavoured sights and activities. PHOTO/ANDREW WARNER