Out of all the blogs I’ve written so far this is the one I’ve struggled with, because where do you really start, to try and explain what was the inspiration behind Kynren is.
It all started when Mr Jonathan Ruffer visited Puy du Fou and then had an amazing vision to bring British history to life in a similar fashion, and chose our beautiful town of Bishop Auckland to be the venue.
So what is Puy du Fou? Quite honestly when the plans we being drawn up and reported about in local newspapers, I genuinely had no idea.
People asked what it was, have you ever heard of it before? And my answer to both was I don’t know either.
Having done some research thanks to the worldwide web I was amazed, amazed I had never heard of it before, as it looked awesome, and could this really be coming to my home town.
Puy du Fou from details on their website is “is hailed as a worldwide success with over 1.2 million visitors every year” that alone is massively impressive, and from the photographs and the videos you’ll be even more wow’d.
What Kynren could be with the fantastic direction and guidance of our counterparts at Puy du Fou, quite frankly the possibilities are endless and we will be eternally grateful for everything that they have done for us.
For more information on Puy du Fou please visit their website http://www.puydufou.com/en?season=summer
It is without any doubt on my must visit list, hopefully like many other Kynren volunteers we will arrange to visit some time next year.
To learn more about the project please visit Eleven Arches website and Facebook pages.