Wessex – Diary of Events

Saturday, 28th April, 2018.

Highdown to Hastings

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

Chape road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11-1HP

Tel 01903 221448

Free entry    open 10.00hrs

Weorod are vey much looking forward to returning to Worthing Museum. The first Saxon day of the year, the event with feature talks from resident archaeologist James Sainsbury, contributions by the local English Companions group, Weorod will be on hand throughout the day with a feast of locally inspired replica artefacts, as well as some time presenations and our specialist costume interpretations it promises to be a great day.

On Friday 27th April there will be a tour of Sompting church.


Saturday, 5th, May, 2018 `Beltain Festival / Festival the beginning of Summer

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

Butser Ancient farm will be celebrating their annual Beltain Festival. 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, 2nd – 3rd /June, 2018

Living History Festival

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Hampshire, PO18-0EU

Tel : 01243 811363


Open    10.30 – 17.30hrs

Admin    Adult £14.00

Child £6.50p

Over 65 £12.00

Family 2 + 3 £38.00

”        1 + 3  £25.00

Make a date in your diaries for the Weald & Downland Museum’s Living History Festival, from our experience this will be a fantastic day out for the family, with historical event covering 20000 years of history Weorod will be there with local influence display and demonstrations for the Early Anglo-Saxon period this is a high quality multi-period event.


Saturday, 30th June, 2018.

Horndean Summer Fayre.

Merchistoun hall, 106, Portsmouth road, Horndean, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8-9LJ

Tel : 023 9259 7114

Open  11.00 – 15.00hrs

admission free

Weorod are pleased to announce they will be appearing at the Horndean Fayre, a fun day out with live music, dancing, traditional stalls and meet the Anglo-Saxons.


Sat/Sun, 14-15th July, 2018

The Return of Operation Beowulf-Barrow Clump Open week-end

Weorod are very excited to be back at “The Clump” for this years open week-end, an opportunity to visit an actual Early Anglo-Saxon archaeological site with an excavation in progress, the site uncovered evidence of Neolithic and Bronze Age, there will be regular tours of the site.


Saturday  11th August 2018

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,28rd October,2018 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.