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Pictures & Videos

We always need good, fresh publicity images showing what we do. Yet one of the downsides of being dedicated to entertaining and educating the visiting public is that once a show opens we're always busy and rarely get time to actually stop and take new photos of ourselves working with our audiences.

In addition to all the public happily snapping away or filming on their camera phones, it's quite common at most events for us to meet keen amateur or press photographers. These folk will often spend a few hours with us, and in the odd moments we are not too busy we are usually happy to help out by staging specific shots for them. We would however ask that you read the Press. notes on this web site and use any images taken in a courteous manner that properly acknowledges us.

So if any members of the public, press or anybody else for that matter, have captured great images of us at an event and would be willing to share these with us we'd be really grateful if you'd Contact Us.

Image Gallery.

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Living history & social activities

The most skilful and knowledgeable reenactors are always those born and raised into this way of life
Viking living history site.
Our group's resident poet and musician with the replica harp he constructed
When you stop thinking of it as costume to change into and it just becomes normal clothing then expect a few funny looks when walking to an event.
fire ligthing with basic flint, steel and tinder.
Amidst a heap of wood shavings one of our carvers fashions a new wooden spoon.
A few of the Wirhalah Skip Felagr in the education facilities of the World Museum Liverpool working with a visiting Brownie pack.
Sunrise amid the canvas and rope of our tented village.
A few of us on a private tour aboard the world's largest reconstructed longship - Draken Harald Harfagre.
At any hour of the day there's mouths to be fed.
a modest camp kitchen.
One of those rare moments when things go quiet and we get a chance to chat with friends
Mother and daughter.

Warriors & battle reenactment

One great warrior pays their respect to another.
Our warriors always participate in the annual Jorvik festival, the finale of which usually involves recreating a Viking boat burning.
Children of all ages love to borrow our warriors war gear and dress up like a Viking.
Some of our warriors join Regia Anglorum in a promotional attack on London for the launch of a new TV show.
A little training exercise to illustrate Viking combat strategies to our audience
Winding the clock forward a little as our warriors prepare to face the Normans on Senlac Hill at Hastings.
Some of our warriors doing promotional work in the old Viking trading centre of Meols.
Our group leader taking a break from film work.
Are your nights out with your mates as interesting as ours?
A mighty hero in the act of slaying another foe, leaving a train of bodies behind him as he crosses the battlefield
Looking out over the top of the shield wall.
An amicable discussion between friends - Viking style
Our valiant group leader fighting it out at the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York

Replica objects & equipment

Hnefatafl board and playing pieces(Viking chess) made by one of the craft workers within the Skip Felagr.
Just a few of the tens of thousands of hand riveted links that make up a warriors coat of mail.
Individual beads would have been of some value to a Viking and a large string of beads acquired individually over considerable time a sign of wealth with each bead carrying it's own story of where it came from. This collection spans from examples made by our own craft workers to genuine period pieces well over one thousand years old.
seax, sword, helmet and shield
The runic inscription is based upon a period find modified from the name of the original make Thorfastr to read 'Aidan makes a good comb' in reference to one of our own craft workers who made this replica.
The leech's (doctors) collection of herbs and other natural remedies
Viking silver hoard of coins, arm-rings, strap ends, brooches, rings, pendants and more, again all made by an artisan within the Skip Felagr.
Turn shoes hand sewn by one of the leather workers in the Skip Felagr.
When a local educational consultancy approached the Skip Felagr about assistance with a Viking themed project we were happy to help. Of the various things undertaken the most ambitious was producing this replica faering, the construction of which was organised by group member Aidan Campbell through his business manufacturing replica period artefacts for museums and TV/film companies.
What little evidence we have suggests Viking homes were sparsely furnished in terms of furniture, but wooden chests such as this oak example made by one of the craft workers within the Skip Felagr do seem a common possession.
A simple meal of period recipe bread and small beer served from an everyday  turned wooden bowl and horn cup.
A small bone handled folding knife made by one of the bone carvers in the Skip Felagr.
Arm rings were given by Lords to reward the loyalty of their men, these three solid silver examples being fashioned by one of our own craft workers
Cast bronze belt fittings fashioned by one o the craft works within the Skip Felagr.
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