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King Alfred and Somerset Day

11/05/2024, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Avalon Archaeology
King Alfred and Somerset Day

Somerset Day is celebrated annually in May. It marks Alfred the Great’s call to arms and the gathering of ‘all the people of Somerset’ to march against the invading Viking army.

Join us as we mark Somerset Day with reenactors from Draca Beorder who will bring the site to life, and take part in children’s activities exploring life in Saxon Somerset. Strike an Alfred coin, follow the Alfred Art Trail, learn to write in the style of King Alfred and dress up like a Saxon for a selfie in the longhall.

More info here: Somerset Day – South West Heritage Trust (swheritage.org.uk)

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COST

Usual entrance fees apply

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WHERE

Avalon Archaeology at the Avalon Marshes Centre

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ORGANISED BY

South West Heritage Trust

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