Thursday, 2 June 2011

Saxon re-enactment weekend at Wildwood

Wildwood news - The saxons are coming!


The Saxons come to Wildwood

The Saxons are coming to Wildwood! 

11th & 12th June

Get ready for some serious Saxon versus Viking fun…. Regia Anglorum, one of Britain's best Saxon re-enactment groups will be at Wildwood on the 11th and 12th of June for their annual Saxon re-enactment weekend.

Visitors will be able to step back in time and visit Wychurst, the group's authentic Saxon Burgh (village) nestled in the depths of the forest at Wildwood and experience how our Saxon ancestors lived circa 1000AD.

Wychurst - literally meaning "the village in the wood" - is a Saxon Manorial Burgh, reconstructed by Regia Anglorum according to the best available evidence. The group have spared no trouble or expense to ensure that the site and its environs are as close to the original as possible. The Burgh features a spectacular 220ft Longhall along with other buildings and is exactly the kind of place to which local people would have retreated when the Vikings sacked the city of Canterbury over a thousand years ago.

And it's about to happen again!

The site will be open to visitors from on 11th & 12Th June from 10.30am to 4.30pm. During the day, there will be a range of crafts on display both inside the Longhall and in the various artisan's tents inside and outside of the Burgh. You will be able to see warriors at training during the morning before the big event at 3pm when the Vikings will raid the Burgh! The Viking raid is a competitive open ended battle and either side might win!

Entry to Whychurst will be £3.00 for 15yrs and over,  £1.50 for 12-15yrs and free for under 12's. Please note that Wildwood entry fees or membership must also be paid to be allowed access to the event.

If you would like more information on Regia Anglorum please visit their website at

Fiona Paterson
Wildwood Trust


1 comment:

  1. But the 11th and 12th isn't the weekend???