Wessex – Diary of Events

Saturday, 30th April, 2016 `Beltain Festival

Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton lane, Charlton, Waterlooville, Hampshire. PO8-0BG.
Tel 023 9259 8838

Butser Ancient farm will be celebrating their annual Beltain Festival. Weorod will be present with lots of information and demonstrations of life-skills from the pagan Saxon Period. Please come and talk to the costumed interpreters about their crafts and skills of time, and find out more about Dark Age battle skills with one of the special presentations, also visit the new Anglo-Saxon hall on site. As in previous years, the festival is a fantastic opportunity to explore the Iron Age Farm and Roman Villa in the early evening whilst enjoying a variety of food stalls, a licensed bar and an assortment of bands. The evening will (of course) culminate with the burning of a spectacular `Wicker Man` at sunset.

Adult £7-
Child (5-16) £3-
Family ticket £17- (2adults-2children)
Concessions £6-

opening time 10.00hr till late



Saturday, 4th June, 2016, The Road to Royal Blood

Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham, Hampshire.

Explore the coming of the Kings of Westbury Manor Gardens this summer with local Anglo-Saxon specialist `Weorod`, come and find out about the history and archaeology of the sixth and seventh centuries, a time when the Kingdoms of Kent, Wessex and Mercia fought for control of Hampshire, a tribal society, where you wore your wealth and fought for your rank. timed presentations throughout the day will include the weaponry of the time – and even how it may have been used! Complete your time-line with a visit to the Royal Blood exhibition, within the museum, it promises to be a great day out for the whole family.

Free admission the event, don`t forget your camera!



Saturday, 13th August, 2016, Alton, Anglo-Saxon Festival.

The Curtis Museum, high Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34-1BA.

Tel 0845 603 5635.

The Curtis museum will celebrate Alton`s rich Anglo-Saxon history again, there will A/S interpretors who will be in the memorial garden showing and explaining the period, with replica artifacts and from across Hampshire & West Sussex, giving the opportunity to find out more about local history.
This is a free event suitable for the whole family, come along and find out more about the history of a Alton, Hampshire and Southern Britain.

Open 10.00hr-17.00hr



Sunday,23rd October,2016 Remembrance of the passing of King Alfred `The Great`, nearest Sunday to the 26th the actual day of his passing

Winchester, Hampshire

0900 hrs prompt at Hyde Abbey Gardens, laying of flowers on the relayed tomb stones of –
King Alfred `The Great`- father of England.
Queen Ethelswith – mother of England.
King Edward `The Elder`- son of the above

Then across to the statue of King Alfred in the centre of Winchester to lay flowers.

There is a car-park next to the Abbey gardens, it is the car-park for the leisure centre.

contact number 01695-728292 for further information.

This is a silent and dignified tribute in remembrance of an important part of our Englisc heritage.

Update on this, the date has need to be changed, unfortunately, the ceremony will take place on Friday 23rd October at around 20.30hrs in the Abbey car-park, it might be later depending on the traffic from London,