Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stockport's First Viking Festival

As Part of the first ever Viking Festival in Stockport, the Heritage Trust put on a timed charity sprint up Bridge Street Brow.
 The youngest competitor just 14 months, the oldest (we didn't ask).

The winners
were -
For the men - Brett Clarke
For the women - Rose Heathcote
and the fastest child 0 - 12 was Dorna Asadi

 Other entertainments included concerts in St. Mary's Church, a stage with a variety of acts. There were also long boats, viking warriors and stalls with crafts and medieval wares.

wise women to cure all ailments and knights in medieval armour.

And with a rare chance to go down into Stockport's 15th C dungeon, definitely a weekend not to be missed.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Trip to the Imperial War Museum Salford

Another enjoyable trip out for a group of enthusiastic heritage hunters.

I would definitely recommend a visit to the special exhibition "From Street to Trench", a fascinating look at life around Manchester 1914-18.