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Historical re-enactors dressed as Vikings, Greeks and Saxons to stage Suffolk event

PUBLISHED: 10:39 27 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:55 27 June 2019

Historical re-enactors from across Suffolk are heading to Stonham Barns this weekend for the History Alive event Picture: TANYA ALEXANDRA

Historical re-enactors from across Suffolk are heading to Stonham Barns this weekend for the History Alive event Picture: TANYA ALEXANDRA

CARL HUMPHREY

War cries will be heard at Stonham Barns this weekend as historical re-enactment groups visit Suffolk.

A highlight of the History Alive event at Stonham Barns will be a battle between Vikings and Saxons Picture: TANYA ALEXANDRAA highlight of the History Alive event at Stonham Barns will be a battle between Vikings and Saxons Picture: TANYA ALEXANDRA

One group is even marching from Hadleigh to join in with the hotly anticipated event, History Alive.

One of the highlights of the weekend-long event will be a battle between Vikings and Saxons, which will close the event each day.

Families will also get to travel back in time to the American Civil War.

Ormsgard Dark Ages Enactment is marching 30km from Hadleigh, the alleged burial place of a Viking King, to take part in one of the re-enactment battles.

Groups from across Suffolk, including the Hoptons Regiment, are excited to be taking part in History Alive Picture: JACQUES LE ROUXGroups from across Suffolk, including the Hoptons Regiment, are excited to be taking part in History Alive Picture: JACQUES LE ROUX

As part of their epic hike, the group will sleep in whatever shelters they can carry and cook food on a campfire.

They will arrive in Stonham Aspal on Friday night, ready for their first battle on Saturday.

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History Alive takes place this Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.

The Hoptons Regiment are excited to be taking part in History Alive Picture: GIDEON TOZERThe Hoptons Regiment are excited to be taking part in History Alive Picture: GIDEON TOZER

There will be plenty for families to enjoy. Children can take part in a competition to win a specially minted English Civil War coin.

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