One of the problems with these events is in attracting enough volunteers. Ramsgate Carnival has suffered and Bygone Days Historical Group Ramsgate could also do with extra help. On the day Mike Taylor was here, there and everywhere.
The Danish cancellation meant there was a late substitution with the relatively small Colchester Historical Enactment Society (CHES) stepping in to play the part of the Saxons. Unfortunately, the victorious Vikings of Middle England were depleted as they had a conflicting engagement in Cornwall where some of their members were committed. The battle was downsized to a skirmish.
Those present were excellent sharing freely of their time and
As a tourist attraction the numbers were disappointing. The vast majority in the crowd were locals. A pity as with reasonable weather more visitors would have been hoped for. The event continued with a solo woman performing gamely as a majorette, and then an Elvis impersonator who had the graveyard slot as people left. Thanks to all those who gave freely of their time.