Anglo-Saxon Warriors – My Sunday Photo – 16/07/17

Hello everyone. I have to confess I had no idea earlier what picture I would be sharing with you today. I hadn’t been anywhere interesting this week, or done anything unusual.

That all changed this afternoon when Mr A and myself popped into Chepstow for a spot of lunch. While wandering up the high street when  we came upon a group of Anglo-Saxon warriors.

We had unwittingly stumbled upon  the 950th celebration of Chepstow town.

Chepstow castle and a priory were built by the Normans in 1067. Less than a year after the battle of Hastings. To solidify the Normans control of this area of Wales.

What we witnessed was a parade through the town of Anglo-Saxon and Norman soldiers.

Anglo saxon warriors

Anglo-Saxon Charge

Today I’m  adding a  video clip with the pictures as the Anglo-Saxons charging the Norman soldiers was quite impressive.

Have you had any celebrations near you celebrating events or buildings that were starting in the year that followed the Battle of Hastings?

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21 Comments

  1. Martyn Kitney

    July 22, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Oh wow!! I would have loved this! So would the boys. Really jealous. Wonderful photos! Look forward to seeing tomorrow’s photo! 🙂 #mysundayphoto

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 22, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Its such a shame is wasnt very well advertised. It could have been a great day out

  2. Michelle Kellogg

    July 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Living in the States, we don’t see too much of things like this. Our history is pretty much preserved for certain areas like Williamsburg, VA or certain holidays. Its a shame too because I’m such a history nerd. It’s one of the reasons I want to see the UK so bad, lol

  3. Claire Toplis

    July 18, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    This is superb and very very cool

  4. Topsy Turvy Tribe

    July 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    What a way to learn about history, great to see these role plays.

  5. Emma T

    July 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Looks really interesting. N would have loved it – he’s obsessed with horrible histories. Although looks odd against the modern shops!

  6. Toni | This Mama Blogs

    July 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    how fab, I love when you stumble across things like this 🙂

  7. darren coleshill

    July 16, 2017 at 8:20 am

    What a great sight, I live in Lewes and we often see random things like this

    Thank you for linking up

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Chepstow is a great town for holding all sorts of historical events

  8. John Adams

    July 16, 2017 at 5:53 am

    This looks truly awesome! Which I had seen it. Alas no, not too much Norman history in my area. #MySundayPhoto

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Thats a shame, but you never have to travel too far to find some 😊

  9. Jeanna

    July 16, 2017 at 1:35 am

    What a thing to stumble upon at lunch. Wonderful photos and vid. Great costumes.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      It was very impressive x

  10. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    July 16, 2017 at 12:35 am

    What a great event to fall over by chance. The costumes look really good and those spears a bit too real!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      They were quite scary. The real deal for sure x

  11. Alan Herbert

    July 16, 2017 at 12:12 am

    What a great thing to come across by chance!
    I remember Chepstow Castle well. It was on the route to Wales we took for all school trips there.

    #mysundayphoto

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 16, 2017 at 12:14 am

      It is a brilliant castle and I love the history behind it too x

  12. Notmyyearoff

    July 16, 2017 at 12:08 am

    This is so cool, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a celebration like this. They look like very proud Anglo Saxon warriors 🙂

  13. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    July 16, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Wow that sounds so interesting. I would have loved to have seen that. Always fascinating to see a little bit of history being brought to life.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 16, 2017 at 12:07 am

      It was. A shame it wasn’t very well publicised as if I had known I would have made plans and gone to the events in the castle too xx

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