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Learn about events that happened in Stamford Bridge with new trail

Tom Wyles, Chris Booth, Jim Fosten and Jenny Ashby with the model Viking longboat in Stamford Bridge.

Tom Wyles, Chris Booth, Jim Fosten and Jenny Ashby with the model Viking longboat in Stamford Bridge.

  • by Tom Wyles
 

Stamford Bridge today is a thriving small rural town with a population of 3,500 and many facilities and social activities.

It strides the River Derwent and has good connections with York and the East Riding.

Go back into history and you will find how a crossing point - Stone Ford - of the River Derwent, formed during the last Ice age, has seen most of the major events in British history take place here.

The new heritage trail created by The Battle Of Stamford Bridge Society will show you when and where these events took place. There is so much to tell that it is impossible to put it into a single leaflet.

Full feature in next Thursday’s new-style Pocklington Post (20 February).

 

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