Saxons return to Dover in Style

The Age of the Anglo-Saxons came back to Dover on 17-18th August in a weekend of activities and fun. There was something for everyone. On the Roman Lawn an Anglo-Saxon living village set up with games to play, craft activities including a coin minting workshop, authentic food, woodworking and textile work.  Swords, shields and other weapons were on display and experts showed how they were used in a mock battle.

There was more to do at Dover Museum, a special exhibition at the Roman Painted House, and a free showing of the Sword in the Stone at the Dover Silver Screen. A walk to find Anglo Saxon herbs and talks about aspects of Anglo-Saxon life completed the Festival.

Dover Mayor, Councillor Gordon Cowan joined the large numbers of local people and visitors to find out about life in the Town over 1000 years ago.

Thanks go to Dover Museum and Destination Dover for organising the Festival and to all the partners who contributed to the fantastic success of the weekend.

Our photo shows the Mayor of Dover Councillor Gordon Cowan learning about how the Anglo Saxons managed politics!