There was much excitement, July 10, at Copenhagen's Central Station when 100 pageant players, costumed as Vikings and let by Mr.
There was much excitement, July 10, at Copenhagen's Central Station when 100 pageant players, costumed as Vikings and let by Mr. Kaj Larsen left Denmark for a peaceful invasion of Ramsgate, Kent, England.
Among those saying "Bon voyage" to the travellers at the station was his Royal Highness Prince Knud of Denmark accompanied by his daughter Princes Elisabeth, who had a special farewell for 16 years-old Prince Christian a member of the party going to England.
The Viking Pageant Players, amateurs from all walks of life, are to perform Per Buckhoj's pageant play the "Saga of Amled" as part of the 75th. anniversary celebrations of the Borough of Ramsgate. The Danish Ambassador to Great Britain will see the opening performance.
The Vikings will be present at the ceremony, July 16, when the Freedom of Ramsgate will be conferred on The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) whose Colonel-in-Chief is King Frederick of Denmark.
Ramsgate's historic ties with the Danes date back to the 5th. century when the Vikings invaded, far from peacefully, the Kent coast at that point.