THANKS to all those involved in the Battle of Evesham Festival, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

The battle was very well handled and fairly chaotic at times – just like the actual day.

Everybody I spoke to in the medieval village was very friendly, well informed and most professional throughout. They just made me realise how little I knew about the 13th century.

Let's hope more can be regularly made of Evesham's splendid and important historical past, which hopefully can only benefit our ever increasing population.

Chris Smith