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Heritage weekend educates villagers and visitors about history of Stamford Bridge

Ready for battle...Ian Brandt, Mark Sellers, and Dave Drury

Ready for battle...Ian Brandt, Mark Sellers, and Dave Drury

  • by Chris Rock
 

Residents and visitors to Stamford Bridge discovered more about the village’s past during its second History and Heritage Weekend last Saturday and Sunday, organised by the Battle of Stamford Bridge Society.

The event is a chance for people to learn about the ancient and modern history of Stamford Bridge. Stamford Bridge’s connection to the infamous year of 1066 is well known, but there is more to its history than just the famous battle.

The area has seen more than its fair share of Romans, Saxons, Normans, Vikings, medieval knights, English Civil War cavalry charges, Georgian affluence, Victorian ingenuity and 20th century expansion, and of course the social changes wrought by the effects of the Great War and World War Two.

Full story and more pictures in this week’s (3 July) Pocklington Post.

 

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