battle re-enactment underway in Burnham's Manor Gardens
Viking invasion re-enactment event is underway in Burnham-On-Sea
this weekend as part of a new summer event.
colourful, family event started on Saturday and continues today
(Sunday) in Burnham's Manor Gardens from 11am to 5.30pm. The Viking
Invasion opened on Saturday with several mock 'battles' taking place.
The Viking re-enactment group 'Draca Beordor - which means
'people of the dragon' - is leading the action.
have set 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 giving fascinating displays of weaving, dyeing, armour,
hunting and cooking.
warriors are battling 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.
The re-enactment underway on Saturday (photos Mike Barnard)
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge