For a few moments I was thinking xxxx!, xxxx!, xxxxxxg kids!
Almost 10 years ago I’d been to a big re-enactment there and I still remember feeling the ground shake as a line of dozens of horses charged up the hill. That was one of the bigger events there – I’m sure they’re planning something similar for next year’s 950th anniversary – but Saturday’s event was on a more modest scale.
The re-enactors depicting the Normans had just arrived at the bottom of the field and were marching up directly towards where I had stood. And these kids decided to stand right in the way, or rather right in my way. For those few seconds I was thinking damn them, or why can’t they turn to face me.
Afterwards, I was just thinking ooh, ooh, ooh those kids.
As usual the Anglo-Saxons lost. But I am very glad to say the crowd did boo the Normans.