August 12, 2017
Viking battle re-enactment in Burnham Manor Gardens this weekend

A Viking invasion re-enactment is set to take place in Burnham-On-Sea this weekend as part of a new summer event.

The colourful, family event will be held in Burnham's Manor Gardens on Saturday August 12th and Sunday August 13th from 11am to 5.30pm.

The Viking Invasion opens on Saturday at 11am, with battles taking place at 11.30am and 3pm.

The Viking re-enactment group 'Draca Beordor’ - which means 'people of the dragon' - will be leading the action.

They will be setting up a Viking encampment in the gardens for visitors to wander around while learning about history and the lives of those living at the time.

There will also be fascinating displays of weaving, dyeing, armour, hunting and cooking.

The warriors will battle twice a day, as well as performing various drills, and also teaching battle skills to young visitors.

On Sunday at 4pm, King Alfred will arrive to pay the Vikings off with 'dangelt' gold, just as he did in our area in centuries gone by.
It was later when the Vikings returned for another pay out that Alfred’s army were beaten and he hid in the Levels until he could raise another army and it was there that he had his dream of uniting Wessex and then England.

There will also be food and drink stalls, games and crafts, an inflatable slide, a roundabout in front of the Manor Gardens, and plenty of pay parking in nearby car parks. The event is one of several community events organised by BOS Events CIC.

Also see:
What's on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge


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