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We are a friendly family orientated living history society with a wealth of experience gained over several decades. We also do experimental archaeology, We lead work parties and special projects requested by museum clients. Several of our members are skilled professional first millennium craft workers, reproducing replica objects by traditional methods. 

Typically Angelcynn portrays ordinary life in early Anglo Saxon England and Southern Scotland.  Angelcynn reaches the highest re-enactment standards. It has worked with the BBC (Meet the Ancestors), Channel 4 (Time Team), and a number of museums with important Anglo Saxon collections. Many of the current members were filmed for the Sutton Hoo Museum introductory video, "The Wearer of the Helmet". We have a special interest in educational events. We work regularly with the Potteries Museum interpreting the Staffordshire Hoard, and at Jarrow Hall Anglo Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum. 

We can provide anything from a single costumed interpreter for a talk or demonstration, to a tented encampment showing the life of a Thegn's retinue. We can demonstrate tablet and loom weaving,dyeing, cookery, pole lathing, working in wood, woodland management, leather working, embroidery, and music. We also demonstrate the weaponry and skills of the warrior classes.  

Inter-active activities, "have a go", and themed presentations feature in our work. We cover most of England and Southern Scotland.   

If you want us to assist at your event or project, contact our group leader; l.robson22(at)gmail.com. Our events programme for the following season is usually agreed during the winter months, but for later bookings, spring and autumn events may also be possible. A single interpreter, or a couple, may be available at other times. Winter events normally have to be indoors or with effective shelter from the elements.

Experimental Archaeology and Projects
We lead special projects and seminars on various aspects of life in the first millennium. We have our own woodland sites in Longhorsley (Northumberland), and Duns (Scottish Borders) where we undertake experimental archaeology and traditional woodland management, with particular emphasis on coppice crafts, and willow production. 

We actively encourage new members. Previous re-enactment experience is useful, but not essential. We will train you if you have the enthusiasm and the desire to be a good re-enactor. If you are interested, contact our group leader; l.robson22(at)Gmail.com

Have a look at some of our work by clicking on our photo pages.