Published on August 2nd, 2013 | by James Clarke7
Wolverhampton to commemorate Battle of Wodensfield
It has been confirmed that Wolverhampton is set to mark the anniversary of a Battle of Wodensfield (Wednesfield), a major battle which took place between the Anglo Saxons and the Danes more than 1,000 years ago.
The Battle of Wodensfield saw the Anglo Saxons and their allies defeated the Danes of Northumberland on the field of Woden, now modern-day Wednesfield, on 4 and 5 August, 910.
To mark the anniversary of the battle, the Wolverhampton flag will be raised outside the Civic Centre this Monday and Tuesday (5 and 6 August, 2013).
Wednesfield Councillor Phil Bateman, who has led the calls for the historic battle to be commemorated, said: “This was one of the greatest battles in British history, and we should be very proud of the part that Wednesfield had to play.
“The first written references to Wednesfield came in the Anglo Saxon chronicles where there is mention of a great battle at Wednesfield in which the Mercians and their allies inflicted a defeat on the Danes, leading to the effective end of their power.
“I am delighted that we will be commemorating this hugely important event in our nation’s history.”
WV11.co.uk comment: Well done to Cllr Bateman for fighting Wednesfield’s corner and making this happen!