SAXON and Viking warriors slug it out during a re-enactment of the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Members of the Volsung Vikings recreated the battle which saw the Saxon army clash with the Norwegian invaders in 1066.

Saturday’s event, held at the town’s sports club in Low Catton Road, was organised by the Battle Of Stamford Bridge Society.

It also included a living history exhibition and craft stalls. Andy McKie, group leader of the Volsung Vikings, said: “Our main aim is to make events like this as true to life as possible.

“We had more than 110 members of the group taking part as warriors from both sides of the original battle, and will now be going south to re-enact the Battle Of Hastings on October 9.”