Famlies enjoy Viking battles at Michaelmas fair

PUBLISHED: 17:30 03 October 2017

Harry Whittle won a prize for the heaviest pumpkin.

Harry Whittle won a prize for the heaviest pumpkin.


Children donned their swords and shields and took part in a viking battle during a fair in Winscombe.

Anthony Wyatt and his prize-winning orchid.Anthony Wyatt and his prize-winning orchid.

Winscombe Community Association celebrated its Michaelmas fair on Saturday which attracted scores of families to the annual event.

A traditional country fair was also held and talented villagers entered their arts, crafts, photography, baked goods, preserves and giant fruit and vegetables ready to be judged in the competition.

A realistic Viking encampment was set up in the village and actors put on staged re-enactments throughout the day.

Children were also able to decorate their own shields and take part in a Viking skirmish outside the community centre in Sandford Road.

Jessica Heath and her fruit and vegetable animal.Jessica Heath and her fruit and vegetable animal.

Revellers also enjoyed live music, food stalls and games and the festivities were brought to a close with a barn dance.

A Viking skirmish was convincingly won by the children of the village.A Viking skirmish was convincingly won by the children of the village.

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