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Saxon King to officially open new Saxon hall

A very special guest will be 'doing the honours' at the official opening of the new Saxon hall at the Bishops Wood Environmental Centre on January 21 between 11 – 12.30pm.  

Saxon hallWorcestershire County Council’s Outdoor Education Centre near Stourport, will be welcoming 'King Radwaeld' to open their rebuilt Saxon Hall, which was destroyed by fire over two years ago.   

Paul Mortimer, who regularly appears dressed at King Radwaeld, the Saxon king thought to be buried at Sutton Hoo, will be joined by Stephen Pollington, author of many books on the Anglo-Saxons.  Stephen will add to the occasion by making his short speech in Old English. 

The Bishops Wood Centre is popular with Worcestershire's school children who visit to learn more about how our Saxon and Viking ancestors lived.  

John Rhymer, Head of Bishop Wood Centre said: "We were devastated when our original hall burnt down in 2008. After lots of hard work, the new hall is complete and is to be officially opened by King Radwaeld.  The hall forms an invaluable and unique part of our Saxon and Viking education programmes where youngsters experience life in the Dark Ages."

Bishop's Wood is an award winning environmental education centre, it offers schools the opportunity to bring pupils on site to experience nature, sustainable ways of living as well as championing traditional crafts and technologies.  The centre is open to the public on special open weekends, which are organised by the Friends of Bishops Wood.

To find out more contact the Centre on 01299 250 513 or visit their web page

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