Royston under siege as Vikings invade
PUBLISHED: 12:02 21 August 2015
Children in Royston stepped back in time at the weekend to battle the high seas and experience life as a true Viking warrior.
The event went down a storm, leaving the curator of Royston and District Museum delighted with the turnout.
Organiser Jenny Oxley said: “It was a very successful event for the museum with more than 200 people attending.
“The battle demonstrations were particularly popular.”
Gesithas Herred of The Vikings! from Royston and Heydon set up a Viking settlement in the courtyard outside the museum and demonstrated elements of Viking life including musical instruments, food and games.
There were dramatic battle and weaponry shows and visitors were invited to try on the soldiers chain mail shirts and helmets.
Inside the museum, staff and volunteers joined in the fun – dressing in Viking-style clothing and putting on craft activities including making long boats, brooches, and rune puzzles.
The museum’s printing press was also put to work on the day, making prints of the longboats.