West Stow Anglo Saxon VIllage, Suffolk, 13th May 2017

May 23, 2017
Written by: Rob Slusar

It’s been a busy few weeks for me, and as you will have noticed, I have been many places and have many things to report on (for a change). My last stop is West Stow Anglo Saxon Village in Suffolk.

West Stow is a recreation of a long disappeared Saxon village, using the foundations to experiment with building methods of the time, the result is a lovingly recreated village with a number of buildings of Saxon design.

This weekend in particular had a number of reenactors on site, allowing you to see the Saxon way of life, which included tool and weapon making, wool makers and cooking.

This stunning little preserved site has remained free of damage from modern farming, so represents the closest guess as to what life would have been like in Saxon times, so inbetween downpours I got the camera out to get some shots (I managed at some point over the day to use all 4 of my lenses).

This is a delightful little place, and the staff and reenactors clearly care a lot about it, and are very knowledgeable about all aspects of it. I can highly recommend going down there, especially on a reenactment weekend, it is well worth the admission fee.

As always, thanks for looking.


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