St Albans charity has a knight to remember with medieval murder mystery party

The Home-Start Herts medieval murder mystery in St Albans raised £6,200 for the charity. Picture: Ho

The Home-Start Herts medieval murder mystery in St Albans raised £6,200 for the charity. Picture: Home-Start Herts - Credit: Archant

A medieval murder mystery event in St Albans raised £6,200 for a charity which helps families in need.

The winning table at the Home-Start Herts medieval murder mystery in St Albans.. Picture: Home-Start

The winning table at the Home-Start Herts medieval murder mystery in St Albans.. Picture: Home-Start Herts - Credit: Archant

Home-Start Herts hosted a three course dinner and murder mystery party at St Michael's Manor, with the help of actors from Moneypenny Productions.

Guests dressed up as knights and ladies, kings, queens, monks, peasants and a court jester, with each table solving the murder as a team by interrogating the actors and studying props and clues provided.

The Home-Start Herts medieval murder mystery in St Albans raised £6,200 for the charity. Picture: Ho

The Home-Start Herts medieval murder mystery in St Albans raised £6,200 for the charity. Picture: Home-Start Herts - Credit: Archant

There was also an auction, with prizes ranging from a case of champagne to an Aston Martin factory experience.

Home-Start Herts strategic manager Suzy Moody said: "Everyone put so much effort into their costumes and they looked fantastic.

The Home-Start Herts medieval murder mystery in St Albans raised £6,200 for the charity. Picture: Ho

The Home-Start Herts medieval murder mystery in St Albans raised £6,200 for the charity. Picture: Home-Start Herts - Credit: Archant

"It is important to us, not only to raise as much as we can so we can support more families that are at breaking point, but to also make sure guests have a really enjoyable and entertaining night out."