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The Vikings are coming! Welshpool to welcome Norsemen for battle re-enactment weekend

Published date: 09 July 2017 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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THE Vikings are returning to Welshpool this month.

An historic re-enactment of the Battle of Buttington will be held on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 from 11am to 4pm at Powis Castle grounds.

The event is part of Powysland Museum’s latest exhibition ‘The Vikings and Wales – Myths, Legends, Facts and Finds’.

The museum, in conjunction with Welshpool Town Council and supported by Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust is staging a weekend of Viking camps, demonstrations and battles culminating in a re-enactment of the Battle of Buttington, which is said to have taken place just outside Welshpool.

Between 250 and 300 re-enactors will be taking part, setting up a main Viking camp as well as two smaller Saxon and Welsh camps showing 10th century life.

There will also be craft stalls and demonstrations as well as a programme of combats and conflicts on the battlefield.

In the modern section of the site will be refreshments for sale, but why not bring a picnic.

Admission to the event is free, but parking on site is £10 per car – encouraging visitors to park in town and walk to the venue.

No dogs are allowed and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

The event has been generously supported by organisations: A.P. Møller and Wife Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fund for General Purposes, Denmark, The Beckett Fund, Denmark and The Foyle Foundation.

This is a unique event celebrating the historical past of both Wales and Denmark.

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