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Sae Wylfing blooms at Benhall flower show

PUBLISHED: 17:42 14 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:56 15 August 2019

Naomi Gates tries on one of the replica helmuts included in the Anglo-Saxon representation. Picture: GEMMA JARVIS

Naomi Gates tries on one of the replica helmuts included in the Anglo-Saxon representation. Picture: GEMMA JARVIS

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It takes more than a gust of wind to keep the Sae Wylfing down

The Sutton Hoo replica display gathered lots of attention from children and their parents at the flower show in Benhall. Picture: GEMMA JARVISThe Sutton Hoo replica display gathered lots of attention from children and their parents at the flower show in Benhall. Picture: GEMMA JARVIS

Although it was a blustery day, that didn't stop the half-size replica Sutton Hoo ship from attending the annual memorial flower show at Benhall near Saxmundham at the weekend.

Defying the weather warnings, this was her first appearance at the show and she didn't disappoint.

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Taking centre stage in the middle of the squally field, the Sae Wylfing delighted parents as much as it did the children and attracted many visitors curious about the replica boat and her history.

The children had a great time play fighting with the swords and shields aboard the Sae Wylfing. Picture: GEMMA JARVISThe children had a great time play fighting with the swords and shields aboard the Sae Wylfing. Picture: GEMMA JARVIS

Donning swords, shields and Sutton Hoo inspired helmets, children treaded the boards of the boat channeling their inner Anglo-Saxon.

As well as entertainment from the Samboomba Drum Band, Poloz Majorettes and Diddy Nicky the Stilt Walker, a Suffolk Punch horse by the name of Aspall stood magnificently on show.

Sae Wylfing's next stop is at FolkEast this weekend, as the three-day bohemian extravaganza gets under way this Friday at Glemham Hall in Little Glemham near Woodbridge.

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