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Jorvik Saga

Ever wondered what the Vikings would make of modern York?

Amateur film 10 mins

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Have you ever returned somewhere and no longer recognise the place you’ve once been? Then perhaps you can empathise with Erik and his Viking companions as they return to York. Hordes of tourists invade the places they once pillaged and mechanical steeds are chained to railings instead of horses. Can they be happy here or will the return disappointed to Valhalla?

Archie Reid was a History teacher and prolific film maker. You can find some of his gems on the Britain on Film map ranging from the delightfully absurd to intimate portraits of his home town.