Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Well, negotiations are continuing to bring the Vikings back to Arbroath, and we have had contact from a group in England who want to come up for the event too.
It will be a lot of hard work, but well worth it. We have had contact from a group in England who would like to come up to take part, as well as a local re-enactment group. We are planning on having living history displays, combat displays as well as allowing members of the public to have a sail in the two longships too.
The climax of course will be the torchlit procession at night followed by the burning of a longship. This bit attracted around 10,000 people last time and was a great success.
I'm going to invest in heavier armour to go over my chain mail and a new helmet as the combat got quite heavy going last time at one point. All in all though, its a great event and I'm really looking forward to it.