The Meon Valley celebrated the return of the Saxons in the 1st Saxon Festival for over 1000 years The Friends of the Corhampton Saxon Church organised the festival for the community on July 17th 2010. The event was an outstanding success with over 200 people from the Valley experiencing and celebrating the cultural heritage for which the 1000 year old Church is an icon. The highlight of the festival was Weorod, a Saxon historical re-enactment & living history society, which takes its inspiration from the Meonwara people who settled in the Meon Valley in the Saxon era.
The festival and annual school Saxon days (for Meonstoke and Droxford schools) have been the inspiration for the Heritage Lottery funded programme which we have initiated.
The following are photos recalling the memories of the fun and learning-filled festival.