Draca Beorder are a re-enactment group that have practice sessions at the Bay Centre. The image shows some of them at the recent 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
In their own words -
'We are called Draca Beordor , we are a dark age reenactment group focusing on the 9th to 10th century, with a deeper focus on the Great Heathen army of 865 that invaded England. Our group makes up a wide and diverse mercenary group of Danes, Saxons, Rus and other peoples that existed at the time.
We have a growing living history section which is camping, eating and living as authentically as we can with what evidence growing archaeology is showing us. We take part in a number of re-enactment events in the year where we set up a camp and do demonstrations for the public, things like crafts, living and fighting displays. Though most people come to those events to see us fight we are more than happy to show off kit, talk about where it came from and generally give out information to anyone who wants to know. We are also happy to do displays for schools etc.
We are family friendly as a group, we have a number of people with kids, husbands, wives, etc. and we incorporate that into our living history section and how we function as a group.
To join all you need to do is contact one of the Witan, via the facebook page (The old word basically for a ruling council) they will tell you when and where we are doing a training session, then all you need to do is come along, no kit required as we will do our best to kit new people out for training to see if they enjoy it, then see if it is something they want to do. Usually our training sessions are done at the Baycentre or a field we have access to in Rooksbridge'