Your article: Vikings and Saxons to battle once again in village

A battle during last year's Re-enactment Show.
A battle during last year's Re-enactment Show.

Viking and Saxon warriors will clash once again when the fifth Battle of Stamford Bridge Re-enactment Show takes place this weekend (19 and 20 September).

The year is 1066 and King Harold Godwinson and his English army take on the Vikings led by King Harald Hardrada in this re-enactment of famous Battle of Stamford Bridge.

As well as the two days of living history there will be displays of combat and weapons skills by warriors, sagas being told by Skalds and the Viking king will hold a court and hand out justice, the Viking way!

Local archaeology and craft groups will be there as well as a medieval manuscript artist from York.

The Stamford Bridge 1066 Tapestry will also be officially launched on Saturday, at 12noon, by guest Chas Jones from the Fulford Battlefield Group.

The Battle of Stamford Bridge Heritage Society will have a marquee with games, information, publicity and fundraising activities to help with future events.

The show is at the cricket field, Low Catton Road, Stamford Bridge, from 11am–4pm (3.30pm Sunday) and is free admission. The main battle takes place at 2.30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday.