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1,000-year-old Viking logboat returns to Wakefield

A 1,000-year-old logboat on dsiplay in Wakefield Library

By Mike Berriman A 1,000-year-old Viking logboat has gone on display in Wakefield – the city where it was discovered – for the first time. It was discovered in 1838 by canal workers who were building the Stanley Ferry Aqueduct on the River Calder, six feet below the bed of the river.

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Ancient viking boat comes home to West Yorkshire

Ancient viking boat comes home to West Yorkshire

  A 1,000-year-old Viking boat has gone on display at Wakefield library. The six-metre vessel, discovered at Stanley Ferry in 1838, is believed to be the only boat of its kind in the country. The log boat had previously been on display at York museum, but has returned to Wakefield, close to where it was found during the building of […]

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