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Vikings in Doncaster!

A play by We Create: Mexborough participants

A group of adults are sat at tables arranged in a circle.

Listen to (or read) our ‘Vikings!’ play, made on Zoom by our We Create: Mexborough group, and inspired by Viking invasions in this part of the country in the 8th and 9th centuries.

The Vikings started raiding in the late 8th century and by the 9th century Viking armies were landing in East Anglia, to conquer the four Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England. Eventually York became capital of a new Viking kingdom – the Danelaw. Danelaw covered the Doncaster area and even today we can see many Scandinavian place names.

Written and recorded by We Create: Mexborough participants and Brave Words, listen to ‘Vikings!’ here:


We Create: Mexborough ran from March 2020 – June 2022 and was a partnership project with Cast & Heritage Doncaster, funded by Doncaster CCG. Find out more about the project here.

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