Vikings re-enact Battle of Buttington in front of UK's top Viking

Reporter:

Elgan Hearn

THE Vikings’ last stand during the reign of King Alfred the Great, will be re-enacted this weekend 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 a historic 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.

Viking summer holiday activities at the museum start on Tuesday, July 25, with Viking trade with real Vikings; and continue with Viking Leather with a Viking craftsman on August 1.

n For more details ring the museum on 01938 554656.

Email:

elgan.hearn@nwn.co.uk

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