Ulfhednar Vikingr England                            

                                                                                                                Based in Haworth West Yorkshire

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Posted by Ethne on January 23, 2020 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)
We have changed and moved so now we train at Bradford Industrial museum from 1pm to 3pm we are found near the viking blacksmith or in the cafe. We have now done three minor shows of our own we did Bolin hall twice and Industrial museum once we may want do another but we dont have any money left right now so am applying for grant from council to get started properly. Hopefully with advertisement we will get more people as our group only has six members so far. We were in a group with 2... Read Full Post »

The sea chest

Posted by Ethne on June 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)
The sea chest had been begun it seemed to be a pile of just wood laying about the place for ages making a mess, l moaned about this mess as we needed 3 sea chests a fire pit tables benches and of course a nice seat for me. plus the tents sorting out. If l was sewing my fingers off in making kit for 6 warriors the least they could do was make the LHE stuff. I wasn't demanding much l was paying for it after all. But the wood sat there and sat there and sat there all winter, past york,... Read Full Post »


Posted by Ethne on June 18, 2015 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)
we traveled to Whitby the directions had from North or South but not from west or east as we entered Whitby we stopped looked up and the monestary was high up so the lads simply headed upwards. We got there it is a beautiful place. We set up camp, having driven that morning 125 miles a cross many counties. Just as the lads had got our camp up it was muster for that days skirmish, Kendal in full battle kit looked at my men sitting around and said well, my thegn said they had just traveled Heath ... Read Full Post »


Posted by Ethne on August 31, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)
We returned from a glorious time in Lindesfarne where we were about half mile walk to the priory from plastic camp. We arrived saturday morning about 11am the show opened that morning at 10am so after we were set up and dressed in kit we took part in the afternoon events. Ulfstan ragnar of mercia fought for the Northumberland king . I Did water carrying all three dayz and one day took part in acting as I had not pre arranged to Take part in the action prior to event. Startrek was very ill we... Read Full Post »


Posted by Ethne on August 19, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We have been training each weekend for a few weeks now and it feels very good. I hadnt realised how much I had improved as a fighter till we began training again So thanks to YDdrtaig for the training folks we miss you all.
Anyway we have been teaching another member warrior stuff, he knows a lot being from Denmark but hey he still does some of the stuff we did as new warriors the bobbing a mate of mine mickey used to do it all the time. and over reaching as well. ...
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Posted by Ethne on July 27, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We spent a nice day at Thornton surveying what needed doing to the land we are permitted to use by the owner for training ground which is very nice of Ian to do so. But he is a member so we will just say Ta ..

We walked to the fields there is 5 acres of this land. Which Ian has a project in mind for some of it. However he did say we could have a Viking hall there if we can get the funding in place to build it.

We went to see the old Sun inn a very old worldly place closed and boug...

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Posted by Ethne on November 21, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Now members have kit some kit thats ok we need to focus over winter at getting the rest of your kitsorted because you will need pass kit check before you can do a show Shoes are very important and worth paying for I suggest you look for shoes with a good leather sole on them and remember you need to wear socks I will teach you how to nailbind them but in the meantime woollen socks will do . Cloaks are essential mineare made from two wollen blankets stitched together then turned out. We also... Read Full Post »

Scroggling the holy

Posted by Ethne on November 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

haworth has its own particular events that help fund the village scroggling the holy meeting was today  it was a bit disorgansied with kids running about this year we are short of boys so the only 2 were picked as escorts to the holy queen, she had two handmaidens and the crown and the church gates key is held by her attendants.

scouring out training ground

Posted by Ethne on November 19, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Yesterday the village was full to bursting with coach loads of tourists from america japan all over england and not as full as 1940 but still full it was freezing cold but wool is warm round ere we dont do stuff by alfs we go full out to prepare for yule thechurch gates are now covered in holly & ivy so u cant see through it a lot of the local traditions are pagan and stem back to the old ways of the folk here abouts its very obvious in what goes on that many aspects are not christian. ...

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yorkshire dilect

Posted by Ethne on November 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)
It appears that the vikings not only entered via northumbria but down from scotland via river thor into the network of pathways. And down via york into the small crofts and villages turning the best sites into thriving trading posts. Thurso being one of themas well as wick pronounced with a v not w. As they needed to trade the dropped the endings from words so our dialect Is oft the same for example yesterday the conversation with the delivery man. That thre thng aint going int thre lass it... Read Full Post »