people head to Viking re-enactment event in Burnham-On-Sea
days of Viking invasion re-enactment held in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor
Gardens over the weekend have been hailed a success after attracting
around 2,000 visitors.
colourful, two-day event was well attended by families who flocked
to see period displays that included several 'battles'.
The Viking re-enactment group 'Draca Beordor - which means
'people of the dragon' - led the action, pictured here.
set up a Viking camp in the gardens for visitors to wander around
while learning about the history of the time with displays on weaving,
dyeing, armour, hunting and cooking. The group battled twice a day
and taught battle skills to young visitors.
Gaynor Brown from BOS Events CIC told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
event was a great success in its first year, with around 2,000 people
coming along over the two days. It's been a lot of fun enjoyed by
hope to be back again with another history event next summer which
will have a Medieval theme. We'd like to stay in Burnham, but funding
restrictions may mean we'll have to move the event elsewhere."
were also food and drink stalls, games and crafts, an inflatable
slide, plus a roundabout in front of the Manor Gardens. The event
is one of several community events organised by BOS Events CIC.
The re-enactment underway over the weekend (photos Mike Barnard,
Burnham-On-Sea.com and Nicola Noad)
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge