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Warriors of the past attract the crowds to West Stow

British Warriors through Time at West Stow Anglo Saxon VIllage

Pictured: James Dilley as a stone age warrior ANL-140817-213802009

British Warriors through Time at West Stow Anglo Saxon VIllage Pictured: James Dilley as a stone age warrior ANL-140817-213802009

 

Over 500 people are estimated to have attended battles with a difference at West Stow at the weekend.

British Warriors Through Time featured World War One and World War Two soldiers, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, flintknappers, muskets, weapons displays and Civil War scenes, and Land Army members.

A demonstration of flint knapping was carried out by James Dilley.

The event held on Saturday and Sunday brought together young and old alike from a wide area.

The anniversary of the centenary of World War One and the outbreak of World War Two saw people dressed in uniform of the time.

Apart from Christmas time West Stow is open to the public all year round with many different activities.

If people missed activities last weekend there are more to come this weekend, held over three days during the bank holiday.

This will a focus on the Anglo Saxons period only, with crafts, stories, from August 23 to August 25.

Centre of the weekend will be The People of Eoferwic.

They were Anglo Saxons from the Derbyshire are.

Organisers are hoping the three days, will attract hundreds of people. The three days will have a different the from the Saturday and Sunday just held.

 

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