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Vikings, canal boats and food in big weekend

 
Created on 21/07/2017 @ 18:55
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There’s a big weekend of Danish dignitaries, Vikings, battle re-enactment, boats and food planned for Welshpool.

The Vikings’ last stand during the reign of King Alfred the Great, will be re-enacted with a dignitary from Denmark here to watch the proceedings.

Claus Grube, the Danish Ambassador to the UK, will be attending the event and watching between 250 and 300 enthusiasts taking part in the re-enactment of the Battle of Buttington.

The battle re-enactment is part of the “Vikings and Wales” exhibition of myths, legend, facts and finds on at Welshpool’s Powysland Museum until August 29.

Open to the public on the Powis Castle Showfield between 11am and 4pm this Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, visitors can step back in time and enjoy Viking camps, demonstrations and battles climaxing with the Battle of Buttington

The re-enactors will set up a main Viking camp as well as two smaller Saxon and Welsh camps showing 10th century life.

Admission is free but parking on site is £10 per car. No dogs are allowed and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

And a fun day for the whole family takes place on the Montgomery Canal and in Church Street Car park on Saturday.

There will be activities for everyone with coracle racing, canoeing taster sessions, live music, food stalls, angling taster sessions, craft stalls and boat trips from 10am to 4pm.


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