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Viking invasion comes to Tutbury

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 22, 2014

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  • 21/04/14 Viking weekend at Tutbury Castle - Tutbury Castle, Tutbury Vikings at Tutbury Castle.Njall, Smid

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TUTBURY Castle became a haven for history buffs over the weekend, as the site was once again invaded by Vikings.

The castle became a temporary home for dozens of historical re-enactors, who gave visitors an idea of what life was like during the period stretching from the 8th to the 11th century.

Battle and weaponry demonstrations were given during the three-day bank holiday event, costumes were on show, and people were able to enjoy traditional Viking games.

There was also live music and entertainment to fit with the theme.

Viking enthusiasts were also able to meet history author Giles Kristain, who was visiting to sign copies of his latest book God of Vengeance.

“It was very good. It was pretty well a sell out in advance, and we had a lot of people come along, even though it was a bit cold.

“It was a very happy event, and it was nice to just get open and get some fresh air,” said castle curate Lesley Smith.

The next bank holiday will see Pirates heading to the historic building.

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