battle re-enactment in Burnham Manor Gardens this weekend
Viking invasion re-enactment is set to take place in Burnham-On-Sea
this weekend as part of a new summer event.
colourful, family event will be held in Burnham's Manor Gardens
on Saturday August 12th and Sunday August 13th from 11am to 5.30pm.
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.
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.
will also be fascinating displays of weaving, dyeing, armour, hunting
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
was later when the Vikings returned for another pay out that Alfreds
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
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.
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge