Saxon King to officially open new Saxon
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 –
Worcestershire 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
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
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
To find out more contact the Centre on 01299
250 513 or visit their web page http://www.bishopswoodcentre.org.uk/
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