Saxon re-enactment - this weekend at Wildwood!
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th JuneWildwood is getting ready to face a Saxon invasion this weekend when Regia Anglorum, one of Britain's best Saxon re-enactment groups will be at the park on the 7th & 8th 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 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.
The site will be open to visitors from on 7th & 8th June from 10.00am to 4.30pm.
All day long you'll be able to see people working at crafts and pursuing high status activities like embroidery. There will be unannounced dramatic interludes, so you'll need to keep your wits about you to decide what's real, what's not, who is in charge and who is the scapegoat!
All will be revealed at 3.00pm when the cruel Norman landlord turns up to demand even higher taxes. Don't be late! You need to be on site and settled by 2.45pm or risk missing the bloodthirsty battle and violent demise of several uncouth and licentious soldiery!
There is no need to book, come along at any time. Entry to Wychurst will be £3.00 for 14yrs and over (under 14yrs free). All under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Wildwood entry fees or membership must also be paid to be allowed access to the event.
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