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Wirralh Skip Felagr brings

Wirrals exciting Hiberno Norse

Viking history vividly to life

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see viking life

as it really was

in Wirrals past

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bringing Wirrals Viking past

to life with exciting

displays of everyday life

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fully immersive living history displays

from extended family farmsteads to

warrior camps and raiding parties

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see the warriors life

both at home and at war

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meet the Viking children

and see how they

lived in Wirrals past

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see how the Vikings

travelled to the Wirral

to live and for trade


Wirhalh Skip Felagr in full Viking action

The following images show some of the activites and events that Wirhalh Skip Felagr have taken part in.

  • Film & TV
    Films and documentary work for worldwide production companies.

  • Re-enactment events
    Living Hhistory and warrior displays

  • Universities & museums
    Living history interactive displays.

  • Promotional events
    Adding excitement to launches.

  • Supporting music acts
    Music videos and stage performance.

  • Weddings & funerals
    Wedding surprises and funeral guard of honour


Our members

Steve Banks
Group Leader & Authenticity Officer
WSF Group Leader & Authenticity Officer Steve Banks - Steve is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge on Viking life and has a unique talent to put across any facts in an interesting and fun way. As well a being Group Leader Steve is also responsible for the safety and training of all combatants participating in any form of battle re-enactment. Steves viking name is Stain... er Svein.
Victoria Banks
Wic Coordinator
WSF Wic Coordinator Victoria Banks - The power behind the throne. As we all know, behind every good man is a good woman and Viki is our group leader's most capable other half who runs our wic (a period term for settlement or encampment). She takes on all those often under appreciated little chores required to ensure the Skip Felagr are all where they're supposed to be, arrive when they're supposed to be there, are all doing what they're meant to be doing once they get there, as well as getting fed and watered as and when they get hungry and thirsty. A thankless task but without her organisational skills we would be lost.
Andy Quick
Publicity Officer
WSF Publicity Officer Andy Quick - Andy has whole heartedly and enthusiastically thrown himself into all we do. Andy's design background is a great asset producing posters, flyers, contacting the press about our events and publicising all that WSF do.
Dave Capener
Military Officer & Deputy Publicity Officer
WSF Military Officer & Deputy Publicity Officer Dave Capener - Unapologetically a fan of the Anglo Saxons even within a Viking group, Dave's a keen local history enthusiast, lecturer and a published author on the Battle of Brunanburgh where a large Viking alliance was defeated by his beloved Saxons in 937AD
John Donovan
John Donovan - One of our longest serving members who took a recent career break to return to university as a mature student to take a qualification in archaeology just for fun.
Ele Phelps
Ele Phelps - Ele is our longest serving group member (although she does not look that old)! Ele was raised into the world of Viking re-enactment as it was her father who founded the Skip Felagr in 1998, and so a Viking way of life comes entirely naturally to her. As well as being a great help to Vicki in all Wic tasks Ele can often be found playing Wic adoptive mother to our gaggle of 'authentic' viking children.
Jesse Phelps
Jesse Phelps - It's said we all have hidden talents and that life's challenge is to find them. When Jesse joined us he instantly showed us his passion and skill for detailed wood working. Jesse and Ellie have returned to the WSF fold after a period of time living and working in the fair isles of Orkney. (Lucky things)!
Paul Williams
Paul Williams - Paul is another member who has whole heartedly and enthusiastically thrown himself into all we do. He is keen to learn blacksmithing and is building his own smithy in his spare time.
Claire West
Clare West - After joining another Regia group during her time as a History student at university, Claire moved to WSF in 2015. Since then Claire has been developing her textiles crafts including tablet weaving. Her next project is to look at the extent Anglo-Saxon art changed with the introduction of the Vikings.
Elizabeth West
Elizabeth (Betty) West - Having joined a couple years ago Betty has been greatly influenced by her time in the group and is now endeavouring on a masters course focusing on our period of history. Betty is very involved on the wic and while deciding what craft she wishes to follow is regularly found telling the lads off for not drinking enough water.
Rick Cutts
Rick Cutts - Rick is a dedicated Viking reenactor belonging to two major reenactment societies. When not on the battlefield protecting his lord he can be seen in his other guise as a Brother trying to convert the Pagan Vikings.
Jacob Quick
Jacob Quick - Jacob, like his father Andy, has thrown himself into all we do and is now proudly our youngest (and keenest) battlefield member. An avid fencer he now uses the same skills to make the adult warriors look like amateurs during battles.
Alia Banks
Alia Banks - Daughter of our group leader and Wic Mother, Steve and Vicki, who having been born and raised into the world of Viking re-enactment takes it all in her stride and can ofter be found with the boys on the weapons display explaining the weapons to members of the public.
Katy Young
Katy Young - While not new to reenactment, she is new to the vikings. Katy is enjoying learning about different aspects of viking life, especially cooking and medicine.
Michael Bray
Michael Bray - Has always been fascinated by vikings, and after being dragged into southport on his birthday and meeting members of wsf his fascination grew. Along with learning about weapons, he's also discovered a love of the mythology, especially about the gods love of Mead, and where bad poetry comes from.
Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell - Josh is a sixth form student who only recently joined the group, after seeing many, many shows in past years. He has a keen interest in norse mythos, runes and combat.
Averil Fountain
Averil Fountain - Averil is a recent newcomer to re-enactment and is thoroughly enjoying being part of the group. It is a complete change from her day job. She has always loved learning about history, as well as sewing and making things. She is currently learning the basics of leathercraft. She never thought 6 months ago she might be making her own Viking turnshoes!
Paul Cottrell
Paul Cottrell - Always had a interest In Viking’s since being a kid and living in Germany for 14 years on and off. Although new to the re-enactment world, he felt at home in the full kit, and is looking forward to learning more about their way of life and crafts.
Sean Wilkinson
Sean Wilkinson - Sean is one of our newest members but has thrown himself into Viking life with great enthusiasm. He is really enjoying his warrior training.
Shaun Jenkinson
Shaun is new to the reenactment scene and is chomping at the bit to get started, after a disappointing first season, which has been hampered by Covid. His interest has been piqued by a recent visit to the Orkney Islands, where the rich tapestry of archaeology and Viking history has inspired him to learn more about the period. He is keeen to grasp his responsibilities as a thrall and is looking forwards earning his freedom by serving his Jarl to the best of his abilities
Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson - Once he became a post-grad archaeology student elsewhere in the country and took up freelance work teaching about the Vikings we have seen less of Jimmy than we used to but he's regularly welcomed back to the group when he's home in the North West.
Kirstie Zeronian-Dalley
Kirstie Zeronian-Dalley - Originally joined Regia whilst living in Anglesey with Max. Having been roped into being a taxi driver to a training event, gained an interest into the world of vikings and hasn't looked back since! She has a strong interest in archery and horse riding, as well as mead!
Max Zeronian-Dalley
Max Zeronian-Dalley - Max joined Regia while studying Viking Age Britain at university. Now part of WSF, Max has a keen knowledge of the Viking influence along the North Welsh coastline and as a history teacher is always looking to help pass on this knowledge.