THE controls on the RetroMail time machine were set all the way back to the days of chivalry and the Black Death.
However, something’s gone wrong because we’ve only gone back as far as 1999, to the Headland Medieval Fayre.
Nevermind, an easy mistake to make with all those authentic Middle Ages costumes and activities.
Most of us will still recognise the town’s MP at the time, Peter Mandelson, sampling something straight from the cauldron (top picture) but how about names for some of the other faces?
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