Two 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.

The 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.

They 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.

Organiser Gaynor Brown from BOS Events CIC told “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 many families.”

“We 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.”

There 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.

Pictured: The re-enactment underway over the weekend (photos Mike Barnard, and Nicola Noad)

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