We are a Stoke-on-Trent based Viking Re-enactment Group. The group was formed in the early 1980s and has been going ever since.
Y Ddraig are members of the larger national re-enactment society ‘The Vikings’ and take part in ‘Viking’ events around the country (and sometimes abroad) throughout the summer months. We occasionally also run our own more local shows with our historical Viking military encampment or single-man school visits.
Members of Y Ddriag come from many walks of life and range in age from member’s children to 60+. As the crew of a Viking longship many of our younger members are warriors and oarsmen, but we also have our important camp followers, like craftsmen, wives and children. Whilst based in Stoke-on-Trent, we have members from Cheshire, south Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
We pride ourselves on maintaining an authentic approach to the early medieval world we re-enact, with everything from our clothing, jewelry and weapons to our tents, cooking equipment, sea-chests and anything else, based on historical evidence.