Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

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This section of the ditch is almost as it was in 1066. It was routinely waterlogged and it was along this ditch that the English retreat began moving from the distance towards the right.

The image below is the view from the north bank where the English had been displaced. From their location the Norse could do little to attack the English because of the steep, deep ditch that had previously provided such a good right flank for the English.

 

 

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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated June 2015

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