Rumours of Vikings

Rumours of Viking ships seen in Cornwall have reached Somerset. It is hoped that they will turn out to be peaceful traders rather than fierce raiders. In preparation for a potential visit, an area for a Viking ship to beach has been prepared next to the Saxon longhall and a new coat of yellow ochre limewash has been applied to the gable end to impress the Scandinavians. In case of trouble a band of Viking has been hired to protect the longhall. They will arrive on the 21st of July for the open day.