North West Wales

Conwy's first jester-in-residence in 720 years in naming ceremony

Erwyd le Fol Image copyright Erwyd le Fol

Conwy's first jester-in-residence since the 13th Century has been unveiled at a ceremony in the town.

Erwyd le Fol (also known as Russell Erwood), 34, took part in a naming ceremony in the town's square.

The occasion was marked with a birds of prey demonstration, medieval games and a parade.

Paid for by the town's chamber of trade, he will attend functions wearing a hat with donkey ears.

Speaking after the ceremony Mr le Fol said: "It's amazing. It's phenomenal. To be the first jester of a town in 700 years feels unreal."

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