Watch visitors be transported back in time at the Saxon and Viking Festival
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Visitors to Stonham Barns were transported more than 1,000 years back in time as the site was transformed into a battleground fit for the Dark Ages.
Battle re-enactments, a torchlit parade, fearsome birds of prey and a huge tug of war were just some of the highlights of the Saxon and Viking show, held at Stonham Barns on Saturday.
The festival, the first of its kind in Suffolk, offered modern day warriors young and old the chance to experience a taste of what life was like in Dark Ages East Anglia.
Standing shoulder to shoulder in the shield wall were the re-enactment groups Wuffa, Ormsguard, Herigeas Hundas, the Wolves of Midguard and Oden’s Aett.
In addition, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary hosted a live hawk display, while the festival played host to presentations from experts and historians on everything from ‘Anglo Saxon Heathens’ to Rune Lore, as well as traditional music from Dark Age musicians.
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Visitors even had the chance to try their hand at archery and axe throwing.
The day was rounded off with a traditional torchlit parade and boat burning from 6pm.
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