San Benito Lifestyle

Event honored old-school Europe

Annual event brings Society of Creative Anachronism to Tres Pinos venue to re-create pre-17th Century Europe

Bolado Park took a step back in time June 19-21 as The Society for Creative Anachronism held its "West June Crown Tournament 2015." Three to four times per year, the anachronists come to Bolado to re-create the arts and skills of pre-17th Century Europe.

The society's "known world" consists of 19 kingdoms, with more than 30,000 members in countries around the world. The West Kingdom held its event at the Tres Pinos venue, with members dressed in clothing styles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Events of the society feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, educational classes and workshops, and more.

BenitoLink photographer Lisa Robinson-Ward attended the event and provided pictures. 

Adam Breen

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.