The Vikings will be back

THE Vikings will be returning to battle in Nailsea this summer as part of the town's annual May Fair celebrations. The Vikings will

THE Vikings will be returning to battle in Nailsea this summer as part of the town's annual May Fair celebrations.The Vikings will be re-grouping, bigger and better than ever before, at the Millennium Park to set up their own 'village' which will include weaponry displays and demonstrations of hand-to-hand fighting with real swords. The re-enactment will be the star attraction of the traditional May Fair on May 7 which is organised each year by the 2nd Nailsea scout group.Organisers are promising a bigger and better event this year with attractions including a fun fair, variety of stalls and sideshows and music from local bands.There will also be a display from Nailsea Scout and Guide Marching Band and a football tournament for local cubs.A car boot sale will also take place and there will be a grand draw and refreshments, including a barbecue.Lucky souvenir programmes, which include a chance to win £50, will also be on sale in the town over the next few weeks.Chairman of 2nd Nailsea Scouts and fair organiser Richard Simmons said: "As well as being the first major community event of the season, the May fair is also an important opportunity for all sorts of local charities to raise much needed funds."In particular it is the main fund-raising event of the year for the 2nd Nailsea scout group with the money raised helping to run the headquarters and minibus as well as funding all the other equipment and resources needed to provide scouting throughout the year."We hope the community will come out and support us more than ever in 2007 as we celebrate the centenary of scouting."Any local charities or exhibitors wanting to take part who have not already been contacted should ring Mr Simmons on 01275 857784 to book their space. The event runs from 12noon-5pm and anyone wanting to set up a car boot stall should just turn up at 10am on the day.

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