Jorvik Viking Festival

Hundreds of Viking re-enactors from all over the country take part in a march through the centre of York before fighting a battle during the finale of a living history display in the city. The battle saw hundreds of Viking warriors take to the field recreating the Battle of Stainmore which saw the betrayal andContinue reading “Jorvik Viking Festival”

Legio 1 Italica

Roman soldiers from the Italian re-enactment group¬†Legio 1 Italica took part in a weekend of authentic events organised by¬†English Heritage this weekend that were based around Roman military history on Hadrian’s Wall at Birdoswald Roman Fort. The 130-strong group aimed to bring alive the typical life of Roman soldiers based in this area at aroundContinue reading “Legio 1 Italica”

Don’t mention the war

Once again the popular Yorkshire War Weekend held at numerous locations throughout North Yorkshire this weekend brought thousands of visitors and participants to the towns and villages scattered around the county. Here are a few pictures from today in Pickering…