PHOTOS - Crowds enjoy Spring Thing at Sherwood Pines

Crowds flocked to Sherwood Forest to celebrate spring – as well as 1,000 years since Danish viking Canute became King of England.

Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Edwinstowe, played host to Canute 1,000, its fourth annual Spring Thing, with attractions including a living history camp recreating how the site would have been inhabited 1,000 years ago, when Canute the Great came to the throne in 1016.

The Sherwood Pines Spring Thing at the Living History Camp, Mansfield, Notts, United Kingdom, 14th May 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

The Sherwood Pines Spring Thing at the Living History Camp, Mansfield, Notts, United Kingdom, 14th May 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Centrepiece of the event was a replica Viking ship, on site to demonstrate a boat burial ceremony, while there were also battle re-enactments with authentically reproduced weapons.

Old style butchery at The Sherwood Pines Spring Thing at the Living History Camp, Mansfield, Notts, United Kingdom, 14th May 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Old style butchery at The Sherwood Pines Spring Thing at the Living History Camp, Mansfield, Notts, United Kingdom, 14th May 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.