Weʼve raised £637 to Help fund the final stage of Moorforge Viking Settlement : The Longhouse
- Gilcrux, United Kingdom
- Local community
- Time left
- Funded on Saturday, 16th September 2017
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Moorforge Viking settlement is a project undertaken by David Watson and is a not for profit community interest company.
After building a Viking era forge and workshop , plans are to finish off the site with an animal barn , a smokehouse and a Viking longhouse.
Gosforth, Seascale, Beckermet, St Bees,Workington, Dacre, Penrith, Cumwhitton.
What do they all have in common? The Vikings, and its not just limited to these places.
Throughout Cumbria we see the Norse language forming the names of our Towns and Villages. Kirk (from old norse Kirkja) means church, Ulverston from Ulfrs tun ('Ulfr's farmstead'), Kendal from Kent dalr ('valley of the River Kent') and Elterwater from eltr vatn ('swan lake').
The Vikings are here and were here just as prominently, if not more so, than the Romans. Fantastic insights into Viking culture are right in front of us, for example, the carvings on the Gosforth cross show the importance of maintaining the stories and saga's of their pagan past even after converting to Christianity.
The Vikings have a rich history in Cumbria and the site wishes to bring this to life offering living history experiences and multiple events throughout the year. We want to see the site used for local schools and groups , offering them a unique insight into dark age life. The site can also be used as a performance space or a venue for workshops.
Your support means we can keep this site on track and help us offer a unique experience in a beautiful setting.
Just £10 from anyone who can will make it possible to get this project finished.
We will also host a massive party once the site is complete and everyone will be invited :-)
- 9 months ago
Moor Forge9 months ago
Thank you to all who donate , every little helps , however, if you feel you want to give all your money away to us we promise to put it to good use :-). On a serious note, the fact you generous bunch are happy to even donate a pound makes us, both humble and motivated, to make this a place you all can enjoy and be proud of.
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Sep 15, 2017
All the best with the fundraising from Bullgill!
Sep 15, 2017
All I can afford dude with being on the sick with this bloody leg, hope you get the money somehow, I'll be up to support you next year hopefully
Diana R. Keller
Sep 11, 2017
From the Arctic, SKÅL!!!
Aug 29, 2017
This is great: I wish I could give more. I could, however, offer help in a more practical way.
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Aug 10, 2017
I know it's not much, but a lot of little's makes a lot. Good luck and I'm all set to visit when done!
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Gilcrux, United Kingdom
Moorforge is a project helping people to connect with their dark age past whether Viking or Anglo Saxon. We aim to acheive this through living history and exciting events throughout the year.
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