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Mini-Vikings – Formby Viking Library Gathering 2017
Sat 20 May 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
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This was a special pre-event gathering for Viking and Early Medieval re-enactors, in support of Formby Library and to promote the main Viking Medieval Market ‘Vikings’ event later in the year. We were invited to be guests of the ‘Fornebei & Krossabyr Herfolk’ re-enactment group and ten of the VMM team turned up in kit along with ‘Talonted Feathers’ Rob and Cherie, seven members of the ‘Fornebei & Krossabyr Herfolk’ also attended in kit, and we were supported and looked after by six library staff members and volunteers.
The door counter showed that over 400 members of the public attended including dozens of children. Highlights of the day included Rob and Indigo the raven doing the tale of ‘The Raven Who Stole Light’, Hnafltafl and Welsh Tafl board games, hair braiding, face painting, a shield design competition, Viking Jenga (the ‘Tumbling Wall of Asgard’), weapons show, and lots of new costumes.
Sadly, there were frequent showers, but the show went on concluding with big bowls of chips in the local Weatherspoons. A great start to the season which looks like it will repeat in the spring of next year.