2013 Promenade Festival – Vikings and Saxons

This years theme was Vikings and Saxons with many events celebrating our Saxon past and to remember that the Vikings used Sheppey as their camp for many years as well as raiding the abbey as well. There were exhibitions including Viking and Saxon art as well as a recreation of a Viking boat burning at Bartons point. The Isle of Sheppey is believed to be the setting for Beowulf and there was a talk about this at the Blue Town Heritage Centre.