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Fulford Festival 2007
 Recording the events of September 1066
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Find out about the battle of Fulford



The battle of Fulford website


Panel 1 - Scarborough


  Panel 2 - Rampage through Holderness


  Panel 3 - Preparing for battle


Panel 4 -Confrontation


Panel 5 - Outflanking at the ford  


Panel 6 - King Harald enters York

Visiting Fulford

Map York

One of the open days - this one in 2007

Find sorting and ‘Bayeux’ Tapestry workshop has taken place. The results were very interesting..

Part of the Jorvik festival,

Some hands-on archaeology activities will be running as a part of the Festival - A great family activity.

Times Sunday 18 Feb 10 –3, Monday 18 Feb 9-1

Place At Fulford Social Hall. This is on School Lane in Fulford. There is lots of parking opposite in the new school and library complex.

Entrance free. Refreshments available for sale.



bulletCome along and help sort the thousands of finds recovered during the Battle of Fulford Project.
bulletWe have identified some weapons from the period and now we want to go through the whole collection to see if we can find more.
bulletWe need your help to photograph and weigh and record all of the material for publication later this year.
bulletWe took samples of pottery from each area and these need washing and identifying. If you have an old toothbrush please bring it along to scrub some shards.

No experience necessary – Experts are on hand to advise and assist.


Yorkshire Bayeux Tapestry

bulletWe need to prepare more threads for the embroidery project.
bulletThe threads need to be bundled, prepared in mordant and then dyed.
bulletYou can do some embroidery samplers or even have a go putting some stitches into the tapestry itself.




bulletThe full 5 metre coloured print of the tapestry design will be on display for the first time in York.
bulletPosters explaining the work we have done and what happened here in September 1066, a few weeks before the clash at Hastings.
bulletRegular short talk to tell you about the battle and introduce the activities in the workshop.


This event has happened so don't put it in your diary - we had a great turn out and thanks to everybody who helped.

The work is indoors but if you plan to take part in any find cleaning please wear appropriate clothing.

The hall is fully accessible with all mod cons!

Read about the battle that inspired the tapestry

Panel 1 from the coloured design

The author of the content is Charles Jones -

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launched May 2012

last updated Dec 2012

Panel 6 from the original sketch

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