Events in August 2019

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August 03

Lochgilphead. Argyll, Scotland

Minor The Glasgow Vikings See as VCal

Lochgilphead Celtic and Pictish Festival living history and skirmishes.

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August 03

Blaise Castle House Museum, Bristol BS10 7QS

Minor Westencynn See as VCal

Bristols brilliant archaeology. Blaise Castle house museum hosts a look at Bristols history. Westencynn will demonstrate Living History and weapons displays from the Viking/ Saxon period.

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August 03 - 04

Jarrow Hall (formerly Bedesworld), Jarrow NE32 3DY

Minor Acle See as VCal

This is a 2 day event in the Anglo-Saxon village. Acle will be displaying various crafts throught the days including cooking, weaving and manuscript illuminations in the Anglo Saxon Hall. Ouitside around the village there will be other crafts including bread baking in the clay oven, embroidery and Anglo-Saxon games. There will be also combat demonstratioins and an opportunities for children to battle with the Saxon warriors!

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August 03 - 04

Evesham

Medium Y Ddraig See as VCal

The Battle of Evesham, 1265. Vikings to play Welsh mercenaries.

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August 04

Appleton, Oxfordshire

Minor Ulfhrafnar See as VCal

We will have a small living history display and a combat display as part of the Appleton Archaeology Open Day.

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August 09 - 10

Peel, Isle of man

Minor vikings of mann See as VCal

Accompany manx national heritage to the royal manx show to launch the new vikings display. Friday will be saga telling, forging and other LH demonstrations, Saturday will be the same with weapons talk and demo.

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August 10 - 11

Barons Road Purleigh, Essex CM9 6PF

Minor Arnvid Husstand See as VCal

Arnvid Husstand

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August 11

Tregony Sports and Social Club, Tregony, Cornwall TR2 5RP

Minor Morvleydh See as VCal

Morvleydh are once again appearing at the fantastic Tregony Heavy Horse Show, come and see the King of Cornwall and his Viking allies as we recreate the marching camp of a 9th Century king and see our warriors prove their mettle in single combats!

For young aspiring warriors there will also be Kiddie Vike so bring along your little ones for the opportunity to see them assault the Viking shieldwall.

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August 17

Lydden Village hall

Minor Caent See as VCal

A slice of Viking life with a display of weapons

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August 17

Caerwent Playing Fields

Minor Saefern Farmadr See as VCal

Saefern Farmadr will be setting up camp in the beautiful roman town of Caerwent in Monmouthshire. We will be showing how the Vikings lived at this busy Summer fete.

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August 17

Tofts Field, Piercebridge (next to the Roman Fort) DL2 3TA

Minor Acle See as VCal

This is a medium sized multiperiod event from groups which complement the history of the surrounding area:

Roman Anglo-Saxon English Civil War

Acle will have a full Living History Camp and craft displays with our own combat arena for combat demonstrations and oportunities for yougsters to battle with the Anglo-Saxon warriors!

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August 21

Moore Lane Park, Newton Aycliffe DL5 5AQ

Minor Acle See as VCal

This is part of a series of events run for the local communities throught Newton Aycliffe. the 21.9.2019 is anglo Saxon day at the ECO centre where Acle will be demonstrating crafts from the period using natural recourses that would have be found in the area; namely the area around the River Skerne which runs through the village of Acle .

Baking bread Weaving Butter making Cord making

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August 24 - 26

Hever Castle

Minor Spears of Andred See as VCal

The year is 885 and the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Caent is under attack! Viking raiders are besieging the town of Rochester, looting and pillaging as they go. Will Alfred raise the armies of Wessex and march to the defence of his allies through the Andredswood? Or will it be murder and mayhem by sword and spear at the hands of bloodthirsty Viking raiders? Open to the public 10.30-18.00 Saturday 24th – Monday 26th August

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August 24 - 26

Whitby Abbey

Major The Vikings See as VCal

3 day reenactment at Whitby Abbey. See the English Heritage site events era-page for more details : http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey/events

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August 26

Farthings Lodge, Plmtree, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2JY

Minor Hildsvin See as VCal

On the Bank Holiday Monday the cries of Odin will ring out and the Saxon Fyrd will be raised to repel the Norse invaders as they spread a wave of terror and turmoil over the kingdom; come along to Plymtree Country Fayre at Farthings Lodge, Plmtree, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2JY and thrill to the sights and sounds of exhilarating, desperate battles, as the Saxons and Vikings clash contending with: spear, sword, shield and axe, if you under 10 you can even take a stand against our warriors.

Explore a Dark-Age encampment see how your ancestors lived, hear how they lived, smell how they lived! Meet Woden’s raven & our friendly wolves, try on helmets and handle real weapons, maybe even mint your own coin; the experience is like horrible histories bought to life but louder! Come and meet Hildsvin, you can be sure that your life will never be quite the same again.

Hildsvin – Casting light on the Dark-Ages, we might be history boars, but we like make learning fun!

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August 31

Callendar House, Falkirk

Minor Galloway Longfhada See as VCal

"Becoming Scotland" A free 75 year anniversary event celebrating the role "Archaeology Scotland" has played in preserving the archaeology, history, and heritage of Scotland.

Along with other reenactment groups, traders, talks and archaology activities, "The Vikings" will help bring the story of "Becoming Scotland" to life on Saturday. The story will continue on Sunday with other groups from later time periods.

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Aug - Sep '19 31/08 - 01/09

Chirk Castle, Chirk, Nr Wrexham. N.E Wales

Medium Cwmwd Ial See as VCal

CHIRK CASTLE ‘Battle of Crogen’. The National Trust at Chirk Castle will be commemorating the anniversary of King Henry II’s Berwyn Campaign against the combined Welsh Forces of King Owain Gwynedd, Owain Cyfeiliog, The Lord Rhys and a host of other Welsh princes. The opening skirmish, traditionally referred to as The Battle of Crogen took place on the Chirk estate in the Ceiriog Valley in the late summer of 1165 a.d.

Provisional TIMETABLE (subject to change)

11 : 00 AM Event opens. Living History Encampments 11: 30 AM ARENA 1 Single Combat, Warbands and Archery display 12 : 45 PM ARENA 2 1165 A.D. ‘Kings, Princes, warriors and camp followers’ Come meet the people who fought at The Battle of Crogen. 01 : 45 PM ARENA 1 ‘Raising a new army’ – Children’s activity. 02 : 30 PM ARENA 1 MAIN DISPLAY – ‘THE BERWYN CAMPAIGN SKIRMISH’. 04 : 00 PM Event Close.

See National Trust website for directions etc. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle and www.facebook.com/ChirkCastleNT . Address Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF.

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