Saxon history brought to life at Escot

Battle re-enactments and early medieval crafts will be on offer when a Living History Weekend is staged at Escot Park.

Taking place during the school summer holidays, on August 10 and 11, the event will shine a light on Anglo Saxon culture.

See the Westencynn Warriors engage in epic battles. Watch as they make one of their trademark shield wall charges.

Feel like you have travelled back in time with displays from The Vikings! re-enactment society.

The Vikings! recreate life from the Dark Ages and the society was founded in 1971.

Authentic-looking costumes promise to be a major crowd-pleaser, along with weaponry.

Brave children aged 10 and under will be invited to train with the best warriors.

Medieval crafts on display will include spinning and weaving.

At an authentic Saxon forge, visitors will be able to meet the smithy to learn what types of tools, weapons, utensils and ornaments were made in Saxon times.

The Saxon village at Escot will be open from 10am on both days, with arena displays at noon.

A falconry display will take place at 1pm and the afternoon warrior battle is at 3pm.

The show will close at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on the Sunday.

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