Wassail! We are a historical re-enactment society who recreate life in Britain in the time of King Alfred the Great. During this period, the late ninth century a.d., Vikings and Anglo-Saxons competed for control of the land. It was a time of both turmoil and opportunity for warriors, settlers, religious folk and traders.
Our members portray the warriors, craftspeople and farmers who lived in this troubled age. Our occasional public displays include battle re-enactments, crafts displays, storytelling and living history. The DAS usually holds non-public events at which we develop our fighting skills, historical personas and craft skills. A vital part of almost every event is the banquet, at which we feast and celebrate in the style of the Dark Ages. It is only then that the rivalry between Saxon and Viking may be temporarily forgotten…
We welcome new members who share our passion for matters Dark Age, and are always interested in new display opportunities to add to our regular performances. You can read more about the society here: Welcome to the Dark Ages Society.
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