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 10 - 11

Barons Road Purleigh, Essex CM9 6PF

Minor Arnvid Husstand See as VCal

Arnvid Husstand

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August 10 - 11

Huntingdon Riverside Park, Cambs

Minor Wryngwyrm See as VCal

A two day event. Huntingdon carnival. Stalls, arena events and a music festival on the Sunday.

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August 10 - 11

Wildwood Escot, nr Honiton Devon

Minor Westencynn See as VCal

Escot s Saxon village will be manned by Westencynn along with a tented village and combat arena. Escot also have a small selection of wild animal enclosures including Lynx and a wolf pack.

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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 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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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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