Viking warriors clash in Grove Park – Weston Museum’s event in pictures

PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 July 2017

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

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Fierce battles were fought in a Weston park on Saturday, where sword-wielding Vikings met one another in combat.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

The opposing armies confronted each other in Grove Park, in High Street, for Weston Museum’s Viking Day.

The encampment was set up by the Hildsvin Viking re-enactment group which showed people what life would have been like for them in the eighth to 11th centuries.

People were hard at work in tents, where they demonstrated how to make weapons and pots. Children could also dress up in the furs and chain mail.

The event was the museum’s last before it re-opens after a £1.6million refurbishment.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

When it open its doors to the public again on August 26, it will host a Victorian fun day with acrobatics, games, circus skills and music.

The ambition is for the museum, in Burlington Street, to be of regional importance.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.Weston Museum Viking Day in Grove Park.

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