Visitors to Whittington Castle on Saturday were given a chance to step back in time with a Tudor-style banquet.

The Wythe Retinue were at the castle to help support and raise money following recent incidents of vandalism, and they put on a Tudor-style menu for their very own 'Henry VIII'.

The week's heavy rains had moved the group inside, but visitors to the castle were able to sit and talk to 'Henry', played by John Allen, as well as tasting the food on show.

Anne McWhirter says the day was all they could do to help the staff at the castle, a place they enjoy coming to.

"We came here to help the castle having heard of the recent difficulties they've had, with the graffiti," she said.

"So our volunteers did the event to help the castle. We wished to do what what we could to support them in their day-to-day work on maintaining the castle.

"We had a lot of people early – we set up in the courtyard because of the rain so we decided to show a Tudor banquet as though Henry VIII was here.

"It was great to see so many people."