Publications archive

Wirral & West Lancashire Viking Page – Publications Archive

Academic Books

  1. Wirral and its Viking Heritage (Paul Cavill, Stephen Harding and Judith Jesch, 2000), paperback. Amazon link (UK) and Amazon.com.
  2. Viking Norway (Torgrim Titlestad, 2008), hardback, 405 pages, Saga Bok (Stavanger).  Order from Bokkilden.  Contains an Appendix: Norway’s “colony” of Wirral, Liverpool.
  3. The Battle of Brunanburh. A Casebook (edited by Michael Livingston, May, 2011), Liverpool University Press. Amazon link (UK) and Amazon.com.
  4. Vikingblod - spor av vikinger i Nordvest-England - (Steve Harding & Stig Vaagan, Genesis Forlag, Oslo, December 2011) hardback, 314 pages. BookisBestselger … og Bokelskere.
  5. Stability of Complex Carbohydrate Structures. Biofuels, Foods, Vaccines and Shipwrecks (edited by Stephen Harding, January 2013), Royal Society of Chemistry (based on a Meeting held at the RSC, Burlington House, London, September 2011).  Leading experts exchange ideas and consider the stability and degradation (mechanisms and measurement) of carbohydrate structures in areas as diverse as food, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, biofuels and preservation of Viking boats from microbial decay.
  6. In Search of Vikings (book about the interdisciplinary nature of Viking Research – Science, Archaeology and History all coming together - edited by S. Harding, D. Griffiths and E. Royles) – December 31, 2014.     

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Popular Books

  1. VIKING MERSEY: Scandinavian Wirral, West Lancashire and Chester. (Stephen Harding, 2002), paperback, 240 pages, Countyvise Ltd. Amazon link.     
  1. VIKING DNA. The Wirral and West Lancashire Project (Steve Harding, Mark Jobling and Turi King, Foreword by Michael Wood. CRC Press, December 2010), paperback, colour 166 pages. Amazon.co.uk … and Amazon.com.
  2. Viking Tranmere (Steve Harding, Countyvise, in conjunction with Tranmere Rovers in the Community, July 2014), paperback (colour), 74 pages.  Amazon link.
  3. Ingimund’s Saga: Viking Wirral. 3rd Edition. (Stephen Harding, with Foreword by – and Tribute to – Magnus Magnusson). October, 2016, paperback, 250 pages. Chester University Press. Shopfront.
  4. Science and the Vikings. The Hakon Hakonsson Lecture, 2016 (Stephen Harding). Largs & District Historical Society, July 2017, paperback, 44 pages. See Youtube of Lecture 

Academic Publications

  1. North-West Mercia AD871-924. Article by F.T. Wainwright, originally published in the Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire in 1942 and edited version reprinted in Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 19-42.
  2. Ingimund’s Invasion. Article by F.T. Wainwright, originally published in the English Historical Review in 1948 and edited version reprinted in Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 43-59.
  3. The Background of Brunanburh. Article by John McNeal Dodgson, originally published in the Saga Book of the Viking Society in 1957 and reprinted in Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 60-69.
  4. Early monuments of West Kirby. Article by W.G. Collingwood. Originally published in John Brownbill ed., West Kirby and Hilbre. A Parochial History, 1928 and reprinted in Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 84-97.
  5. Wirral Field Names. Article by F.T. Wainwright, originally published in Antiquity in 1943 and edited version reprinted in Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 98-99.
  6. Pre-Norman crosses of West Cheshire and the Norse settlements around the Irish Sea. Article by J.D. Bu’Lock, originally published in Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society in 1958 and in Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 70-83.
  7. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Stanley family of Stanley, Storeton and HootonReview of English Studies, volume 30, pages 308-316 (1979). Article by Edward Wilson.  The 14th century poem is interesting from a Wirral perspective in that some of the (fictitious) action takes place in Wirral, the poem contains a significant proportion of Norse dialect words and a number of scholars such as Edward Wilson, Gervase Mathew and Andrew Breeze have associated the unknown poet with Sir John Stanley of Storeton Hall, Knight of the Garter.
  8. Scandinavian Wirral.  Article by Judith Jesch. From Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 1-10.
  9. From Scandinavia to the Wirral.  Article by Judith Jesch, with appendix by Simon Bean a silver ingot discovered in 1995 at Ness.  From Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 11-18.
  10. The Vikings and Victorian Merseyside.  Article by Andrew Wawn. From Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 108-124.
  11. Locations and Legends.  Article by Steve Harding on the location of names and features in Wirral, mapping the distribution of some Norse-derived names, and looks at some tenacious Victorian legends. From Wirral and its Viking Heritage, ed. P. Cavill, S. Harding & J. Jesch, 2000, pages 108-124.
  12. Battle of Brunanburh: extract from book by Paul Cavill – Vikings: Fear and Faith in Anglo-Saxon England, Harper Collins Publishers, London & Glasgow, 2001, pages 97-111. See also The Context of Brunanburh. Chapter by N.J. Higham in Names, Places, People.  An Onomastic Miscellany in Memory of John McNeal Dodgson (ed. A.R. Rumble and A.D. Mills), Paul Watkins, Stamford, 1997, pages 144-156.
  13. Viking Settlement in the Wirral. Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society, new series vol 78, 2003, pages 107-117. Article by Stephen Matthews suggesting Ingimund's arrival was part of a deal with Queen Aethelflaed.
  14. Scandinavian Settlement in West Cheshire - Stretching the Boundaries. Cheshire History, no. 43, pages 28-40 (2003/4). Article by Dan Robinson of the Grosvenor Museum, Chester: it includes a description of the Shocklach "Sleipnir" Horse.
  15. Revisiting Dingesmere. Journal of the English Place Name Society, October 2004, volume 36, pages 25-38. Article by Paul Cavill, Stephen Harding and Judith Jesch suggesting a solution to a mystery concerning the Battle of Brunanburh: Dingesmere = Thing’s mere or marr.
  16. The Wirral Carrs and Holms. Journal of the English Place Name Society, December 2007 volume 39, pages 45-57. Article by Steve Harding on the distribution of the carrs (ON kjarr) and holms (ON holmr) in Wirral - old Norse names associated with marshland - and their significance in terms of dialect (and in relation to the total absence of corresponding English names for the same features) - and possible relevance to the Battle of Brunanburh.
  17. The Neston cross: an exercise in community engagement. Abstract by Roger White, Steve Harding and Martin Cooper in Vikings in the 21st century (J. Jesch, C. Lee, J. Carroll and C. Callow, eds). University of Birmingham 17-18 December, 2007. Use of the latest scanning laser technologies to help construct a replica of a remarkable piece.
  18. The site of the battle of Brunanburh: manuscripts and maps, grammar and geography. Article by Paul Cavill in A Commodity of Good Names.  Essays in Honour of Margaret Gelling (edited by O.J. Padek and D.N. Parsons), Shaun Tyas, Donington UK, pages 303-319, 2008.
  19. Excavating past population structures by surname-based sampling: the genetic legacy of the Vikings in northwest England. Molecular Biology and Evolution, February 2008 volume 25, pages 301-309. Article by Georgina Bowden, Patricia Balaresque, Turi King, Ziff Hansen, Giles Pergl-Wilson, Emma Hurley, Stephen Roberts, Patrick Waite, Judith Jesch, Abigail Jones, Mark Thomas, Stephen Harding and Mark Jobling.
  20. Wirral: folklore and locations:  Chapter by Steve Harding in The Battle of Brunanburh (ed. Michael Livingston), Exeter University Press, UK, pages 351-364, 2011.
  21. Vikings in the Wirral. From Tranmere Rovers to the Royal Palace. The Pembrokian, July 2012 volume 36 page 7.
  22. Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Scandinavian Heritage of North-West England: Chapter by David Griffiths and Steve Harding in In Search of Vikings Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Scandinavian Heritage of North-West England (edited by S.E. Harding, D. Griffiths and E. Royles) CRC Press (Boca Raton, Florida), pages 1-32, 2014.
  23. Gamul Terrace and the Viking connectionJournal of the Chester Archaeological Society (JCAS) 2016, volume 86 (new series), pages 97–108. Article by Stephen Harding.  

Popular Magazine and Journal Articles

  1. The Great Stone of Thor (Notes and Queries, 5th Series 8, Nov 1877, pages 364-365) and 6th Series 3, Jan 1881 pages 30-31).  Two articles by Sir James Picton pondering the origins of a large outcrop of red sandstone at Thurstaston.  Picton argues the name Thurstaston derives from Thors stone whereas later research shows it derives from Thorsteinn’s farmstead – Old Norse, but nothing to do with what we now call Thor’s stone.   
  2. Meols (article by David Griffiths) British Archaeology, Issue 62, December 2001, p8.
  3. Bookshelf: Viking Mersey. (Charles Nelson reviews the latest releases with a Lancashire flavour), Lancashire Life, April 2003, p270
  4. The Norsemen Re-Take Thingwall. Wirral Champion, July 2003, p61  (Report on the 1st Icelandic tour)
  5. Heathen and Higgin, Letter by Steve Harding, and Ingimund's Saga, Letter by Anne Beer, Wirral Champion, November 2003, page 70.
  6. The Brunanburgh Viking. Poulton Hall Gardens Magazine, April 2004, page 11. Article by June Lancelyn-Green on the unveiling of Sue Sharples Sculpture "The Brunanburgh Viking", 4th April 2004.
  7. On the Net: The Vikings. BBC History Magazine, May, 2004, page 71. Chris Moss and Steve Harding review Viking web sites.
  8. June Lancelyn Green's Dowagers Diary. Wirral Champion, August, 2004, pages 36,37. Article includes Sue Sharples' Brunanburgh Viking.
  9. Viking Wirral and the Battle of Brunanburh. Battlefield, August, 2004, pages 22, 23.
  10. Its all in a name. BBC History Magazine, January 2005, volume 6, no.1., page 61. Article by Robin Attar in the Journals section, reviewing the recent publication in the Journal of the English Place Name Society about Dingesmere and the Battle of Brunanburh.
  11. If you are looking for the Vikings - looking no further! Teaching and Learning Magazine, January/February 2006, page 64. Feature article by Juliet Smith on the forthcoming launch this year of the Web Resource 'Vikings in Wirral'.
  12. Vikings nice blokes really, Times Education Supplement Magazine, 19 January 2007 pages 54-55.  Launch of the highly acclaimed Web Resource ‘Vikings in Wirral’ by the Wirral Learning Grid, Steve Harding & Mike McCartney.
  13. Scandinavian Invasion, Tranmere Rovers Official Programme (Tranmere v Chesterfield, 2nd March 2007), p21 &36. Article by Tony Coombes about Tranmere’s growing band of Scandinavian supporters.
  14. Honour for Norwegian king. Oxford Today, Hilary Issue, 2007. page 4. Article about award of Degree of Doctor of Civil Law to King Harald V.  Harald tells about the long line of Norwegian kings educated in England since Harald Haarfagre’s son Hakon the Good. 
  15. Viking Time Travellers.  Historic cross at Neston to be restored. Wirral Champion, October 2007. Article on the stone fragments belonging to 10th Century Viking crosses at Neston.
  16.  Anglo-Norse Review, Winter 2007, pages 27-30. Report on the rediscovery using Ground Penetrating Radar of an old buried clinker boat at Meols – and speculation as to what it might be.
  17. A Viking ship at Meols? Current Archaeology, December 2007, volume 213, pages 4-5. Article by Lisa Westcott about an intriguing vessel buried under the Railway Inn car park, Meols.
  18. The Viking Roots of North-west England.  Current Archaeology, April 2008, volume 217, page 7. News item about the publication of the paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
  19. Norways “colony” of Wirral, Liverpool.  Appendix article in Torgrim Titlestad’s book Viking Norway, Saga Bok, Stavanger, 2008, pages 371-379.
  20. Raiders or Traders? Smithsonian Magazine, July 2008, pages 26-30.  Article by Andrew Curry on the Vikings: including a section on page 29 about the genetic survey of North-west England. Web link.
  21. Looking for Vikings in north-west England. Two articles in British Archaeology (Nov/Dec 2008, pages 18-25) by David Griffiths and by Steve Harding and Mark Jobling. 
  22. St. Olav’s Viking Walk. The Norseman, January 2009, pages 46-53.  Article by Steve Harding and Dan Robinson on the Wirral-Chester “Olsok” Viking walk.
  23. Viking Wirral and Viking Genes. Heswall Magazine, February 2010, pages 24-25.
  24. Ny “Liverpool-bok” I salg: Vikingblod. November 2011. Artikkel i "Kopite" - for de 30 000 medlemmene av den skandinaviske støtter klubben av Liverpool FC - om ny bok av Steve og Stig om det skandinaviske påvirkninger fortid og nåtid i området rundt Liverpool - Wirral og West Lancashire - i Nordvest-England.  [Article in the "Kopite" – for the 30000 members of the Scandinavian supporters club of Liverpool FC - about the new book by Steve and Stig about the Scandinavian influences past and present in the area around Liverpool - Wirral and West Lancashire - in north west England].
  25. Wirral Sets Sail. Cheshire Life, June 2012 pages 217-220. Article by Emma Mayoh. NB “King Alfred” should read “Queen Aethelflaed, daughter of King Alfred”.
  26. Vikings in the Wirral. From Tranmere Rovers to the Royal Palace. The Pembrokian, July 2012 volume 36 page 7.
  27. In Search of Vikings. University experts in arts and sciences publish new book.  University of Nottingham Web, January 29, 2015. Article by Emma Rayner.
  28. Marking the spot of an Old Viking parliament. The News Room, University of Nottingham, March 6, 2015. Article by Emma Rayner.
  29. Did the Vikings use crystal ‘sunstone’ to discover America?  The Conversation, January 29 2016. Article by Steve Harding.
  30. Wirral’s Viking Trail.  Immerse yourself in local history with the Viking Trail.  Waiting Magazine Issue 9 (2016) pages 37-39 (Wirral Viking Trail pull out)
  31. Stephen Harding’s Vikings Part 1. Waiting Magazine Issue 9 (2016) pages pages 32-35 (pull out)
  32. Stephen Harding’s Vikings Part 2. Waiting Magazine Issue 10 (2016) pages 68-70 (pull out)
  33. Viking seafarers may have navigated with legendary crystals. Science Magazine, April 3, 2018.  Sid Perkins talks to Steve
  34. The crystals that may have helped Vikings navigate northern seas. New York Times, April 6, 2018. Steph Yin talks to Steve
  35. Why can't we figure out how the Vikings crossed the Atlantic? Atlas Obscura, April 27, 2018.  Jessica Leigh Hester talks to Steve

Popular Newspaper Articles

  1. The Vikings are back - in peace (Article by Alan Weston), Daily Post, 24/2/01, page 14
  2. De fant Tors Hammer (They found Thor's Hammer - article by Hermann Hansen) Adresseavisen (Norway) 24/2/01, page 5. Translation
  3. Vikinger fram fra glemselen (Vikings rescued from oblivion- article by Trine Andersen) Dagsavisen (Norway), 27/02/01, page 21
  4. Wirral's Viking legacy (Article by Louise Powney), Wirral News Group, 7/3/01
  5. Bætt við breska víkingaafarinn (a rediscovered British Viking Place - article by Sigrun Davidsdottir) *Morgunblaðið (Iceland) - lesbók section, 10/3/01, p17
  6. New book reveals Wirral's Viking past, (Article by Stuart Hughes), Wirral Globe, 14/3/01
  7. Pupils keen to pass Viking DNA tests (Article by Louise Powney), Wirral News Group, 17/07/02
  8. Youngsters get back in touch with Viking roots, (article by David Harding), Wirral Chronicle, 5/07/02 p21
  9. Modern Vikings!: swab tests, Wirral Globe, 24/07/02, p21
  10. City to Celebrate its long Viking history , Chester Chronicle, 9/08/02, p19
  11. Vikings return in force to Chester ... one thousand years on, Daily Post, 13/08/02, p7
  12. Viking Invasion wins over Town, Chester Chronicle, 16/08/02 p13
  13. Church's Viking Past, The Mail (Chester), 21/08/02, p2
  14. Peaceful invaders from across the sea, (Article by Clifford Birchall), Ormskirk Advertiser, 21/11/02, p25
  15. Viking's New Home. Wirral News, 21st April 2004. Article by Louise Powney on Sue Sharples' Brunanburh Viking sculpture at Poulton Hall.
  16. Discovery is rewriting our peninsula's history. Wirral Globe, 23rd June 2004, page 11. Article by Eric Munn on amazing discovery of Viking stonework at Bidston.
  17. VIKINGS ARE RETURNING: Heritage of Norse invaders to be marked. Wirral News, 21st July 2004, Page 1 and Page 2. Article by Louise Powney on the Wirral Viking Heritage Project.
  18. BATTLE COULD SPARK BOOM: Heath site of historic conflict. Wirral News, 13th October, 2004, pages 1-2. Article by Kevin Core on the solution of a mystery concerning the Battle of Brunanburh: “Dingesmere” as the “Thing’s mere or marr”.
  19. For the Cradle of English Civilisation, go to the Wirral. The Independent, 8th December 2004, page 15. Article by Louise Jury on the Battle of Brunanburh.
  20. Is this the battle site that shaped England's destiny?  The Times, 20th December 2004, page 18. Article by Ben Hoyle on the Battle of Brunanburh.
  21. History Hot Topic! Wirral News, 10th August, 2005. Article by Louise Powney/ photo Val Curtis about the annual Viking boat burning at Thurstaston.
  22. Rovers Fan on Rich-List. Wirral News, 16th November, 2005. Article by Louise Powney on rumours from Norway that Shipping Magnate John Fredriksen is a Tranmere Rovers supporter.
  23. Stone 'most vital' find in 20 years Wirral News, 30th November, 2005. Article by Louise Powney about a lecture given by Professor Richard Bailey on the discovery of the 'mini-hogback' tombstone at Bidston.
  24. New bar mixes area's past with the present. Wirral News, 20th September, 2006, page 7. Article by Katy West on The Wro in West Kirby and an ancient Charter.
  25. Viking Scholar asked the right questions. Wirral News, 10th January, 2007. Wirral News’ tribute to Magnus Magnusson, who died on Sunday 7th January 2007.
  26. Viking Support. Wirral Globe, 6th March, 2007. Article about the large numbers of Norwegians coming to Tranmere home games – and the historical connection with the Vikings.
  27. Viking invaders are flocking to Tranmere. Wirral News, 7th March, 2007, page 6. Article about over 100 Norwegian supporters now regularly coming to Tranmere’s Friday home games – and the historical connection with the Vikings.
  28. Festival Celebrates our Viking Heritage. Wirral News, 27th June, 2007, page 11. Article by Katy West on visit by Wirral Cultural delegation Mike McCartney and Steve Harding to Iceland as guests of ICE2007 Festival organiser Ingi-Thor Jonsson and Icelandic Booker Prize winner Andri Snaer Magnason.
  29. Heritage Walk. Wirral News, 25th July 2007. Article by Katy West on Wirral Viking Churches Heritage between St. Bridget’s West Kirby and St. Mary and St. Helen’s in Neston. 
  30. Town’s historic Viking cross to be restored. Ellesmere Port Standard, 22nd August, 2007.
  31. Historic Find to be Rebuilt.  Neston News, 22nd August, 2007, pages 1&2.  Article by Matt Hurst on the stone fragments belonging to 10th Century Viking crosses at Neston.
  32. Bold icon needed to announce borough. Wirral News, 29th August, 2007. Article by Sue McCann.  Stephen Harding writes a statement in support of the M53 “Magic” Boat.
  33. Builder found Vikings washed up at Pub. The Times, 10th September 2007, p. 29.  Article by Jack Malvern on the rediscovery using Radar methods of an old clinkerboat which may date from the Viking settlements on Wirral.
  34. Radar scans reveal Viking boat underneath a Pub. Independent, 10th September 2007, p9. Article by Ciar Byrne on the rediscovery using Radar methods of an old clinkerboat which may date from the Viking settlements on Wirral.
  35. Natives are of Viking Stock, Ormskirk Champion, 3rd October 2007, pages 1 and 5.  Article by Natasha Robson on the forthcoming publication and presentation of results at the David Lloyd Centre, Knowsley, 27 November 2007, 7pm.
  36. Ligge det et vikingskip under denne puben?  (Transl. Does there lie a Vikingship under this pub?). Dagbladet (Norway) 20th October 2007 pages 14 and 15.  Ole Bjørner Loe Welde considers the evidence for a Nordic clinker boat under the Railway Inn Pub at Meols, on the Wirral peninsular near Liverpool.
  37. Vikingefunn ved pub? (Transl. Viking find at a pub?) Aftenposten (Norway) 30th October 2007 page 13. Article by Cato Guhnfeldt considering the evidence for a Nordic clinker boat.
  38. Forensics tracking a Viking ancestry. Volunteers take a DNA voyage into the past.  Wirral News, 31st October 2007 page 5.  Article by Clifford Birchall on the forthcoming publication and presentation of results at the David Lloyd Centre, Knowsley, 27 November 2007, 7pm.
  39. Viking links to be disclosed. Ormskirk Advertiser, 1st November 2007, page 29.  Article by Clifford Birchall on the forthcoming publication and presentation of results at the David Lloyd Centre, Knowsley, 27 November 2007, 7pm.
  40. Findings of Viking study expected soon.  Midweek Advertiser, 7th November 2007, page 8. Article by Clifford Birchall on the forthcoming publication and presentation of results at the David Lloyd Centre, Knowsley, 27 November 2007, 7pm.
  41. Forensics find Viking clues, Midweek Visitor, 7th November 2007, page 12. Article by Clifford Birchall on the forthcoming publication and presentation of results at the David Lloyd Centre, Knowsley, 27 November 2007, 7pm.
  42. DNA’s the hi-tech way of digging up history of Vikings.  Years of research about to be unveiled.  Formby Times, 1st November 2007, page 36. Article by Clifford Birchall on the forthcoming publication and presentation of results at the David Lloyd Centre, Knowsley, 27 November 2007, 7pm.
  43. Norse by north west. Liverpool Echo, 24th November 2007.  Article by Martin Rigby on the forthcoming publication and presentation of results at the David Lloyd Centre, Knowsley, 27 November 2007.
  44. Modern day Vikings. How experts are tracing descendants. Liverpool Echo, 1st December 2007.  Article by Martin Rigby (follow up of #56) about the publication of the paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution and the presentation at Knowsley.
  45. Proof of Liverpool’s Viking past. Guardian, 3rd December 2007, p4.  Article by James Randerson (Science correspondent) about the forthcoming publication of the paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Web link and blog.
  46. Focus on Link with the Vikings, 30th January 2008.  Article by Sue McCann on the forthcoming St. Bridget’s Centre Appeal Lecture on 5th February.
  47. Morgunbladid, 24th February 2008, pages 20-21.      Innlent - greinar UPPRUNI Með víkingablóð í æðum Helmingur karla í Wirral og í Vestur-Lancashire afkomendur víkinganna. Article by Orri Pál Ormarsson  about the publication of the paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
  48. Morgunbladid, 6th June 2008, pages 1, 26 and 27.  Víkingaborgin Liverpool.  Sðgur, gen og tunumálið. Article by Arnthor Helgason about the Viking links of old Liverpool, Wirral and West Lancashire.
  49. Nordmenn skal testes for vikingblod, 28th September 2008.  Article by Geir Lillesund (NTB) in Norways most popular paper about the search for volunteers from old families in specific areas of Norway.
  50. Bergens Tidende, 28th September 2008. Sjekkes for vikingblod. Article by Geir Lillesund (NTB)  (in Norwegian) on the search for volunteers from old families in the Bergen area of Norway.
  51. Aftenposten (Norway), 29th September 2008:  Article by Geir Lillesund (NTB) about the search for volunteers from old families in specific areas of Norway.
  52. Adresseavisen (Norway), 29th September 2008: Søker vikingblod hos nordmenn.  Article by Geir Lillesund (NTB) about the search for volunteers from old families in Trondelag.
  53. Jyllands Posten (Denmark), 29th September 2008: Article by Geir Lillesund (NTB) about the search for volunteers from old families in the Jutland and Sjaelland areas of Denmark.
  54. Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen, 2nd October 2008. Har du vikingblod I årene?  De er på jakt etter frivillige i Gudbrandsdalene.  Article by Ingunn Aagedal Schinstad on the search for volunteers from old families in the Gudbrandsdalen area of Norway.
  55. Yorkshire Post, 30th January 2009. 'Time team' to seek out genetic secrets of Yorkshire's Viking past. Feature by Mark Branagan on the follow up of the Wirral & West Lancashire survey to the rest of northern England.
  56. Wirral News, 25th March 2009, page 5. Unlocking secrets of our Norse code. Feature by Lorna Hughes on the link-up between Thingwall in Wirral and Tingvoll in Norway, focusing on the schools and a visit of a 12-strong delegation from Tingvoll.  Read also this report (in Norwegian) by Gunnlaug Ribe from Tingvoll Kommune.
  57. Wirral News, 8th April 2009, page 24. Short Sighted.  Letter by David Griffiths, Steve Harding and Rob Philpott protesting about the threatened closure of Wirral Libraries.
  58. Wirral News, 22nd April, 2009. Tranmere must mark Viking name.  Letter by Steve Harding about the 125th anniversary of Tranmere Rovers.
  59. Wirral News, 3rd June 2009. Cruel Vikings.  Letter by Harry Smith (West Kirby).
  60. Wirral News, 16th September 2009, page 7.  More links to our Viking Past.  Article by Lorna Hughes on Stan Royden and Roy Shuttleworth from Meols.
  61. Liverpool Echo, 5th May 2010. King of Norway visits Wirral.  Feature by Liam Murphy on visit of the King to the Royal Liverpool Yacht Club.
  62. Wirral News, 19th May 2010. On the trail of Viking history.  Article by Lorna Hughes on the unveiling of an Information board at Meols Park by MP Esther McVey.
  63. Haugesunds Avis & Karmøy Lokal, 10th June 2010. Jakter på viking-gen. Article by Carsten Kickstat on genetic survey of old Norway, and visit of Mark,Turi and Steve. Pdf of visit - starting off with Marilyn Monroe and finishing with a tricolor picture with Per Anders and Stig.
  64. Day the Vikings made a comeback and Heritage walk starts from Neston church; Wirral News, 21st July 2010. Double page spread of articles by Lorna Hughes covering the Nation Archaeolical Day event at Bidston and looking forward to thb St. Olav Viking Pilgrimage.
  65. Pilgrimage is marking historical links and Vikings show how to live off the land: Wirral News, 4th August 2010.  Articles by Lorna Hughes following the 2010 Wirral-Chester St. Olav Viking Pilgrimage.
  66. Britain steeped in Viking blood: The Weekly News, Thursday 30th September 2010.  A light hearted look by Craig Campbell about the legacy of the Vikings.
  67. Viking Links Uncovered.  Wirral News, 24th November 2010.  Article by Lorna Hughes on the publication of the new Viking DNA book.
  68. Viking coin is a forgery. Wirral News, 2nd March 2011, page 3.  Article by Lorna Hughes on the discovery that a coin discovered in Neston in 2005 and attributed to the Viking King Olaf Guthfrithsson – is an elaborate fake.
  69. Return of the Vikings: Rebuilt longboat to head for Wirral. Wirral News, 25th May 2011, page 3.  Article by Lorna Hughes on the Drakken Harald Fairhair longship project..
  70. Call to mark Viking Link to Thingwall.  Wirral News, 5th October 2011, page 13.  Article by Lorna Hughes on the proposal to replace the missing Thingwall sign at the bottom of Cross Hill with one similar to the Tingwall sign in Shetlands.
  71. Ny bok om Viking-spor I England. Aftenposten, 4th December 2011. Article by Trine Andersen on the new book Vikingblod.
  72. Viking lecture in West Kirby raises £1329 for St Bridget’s Church appeal.  Wirral News, 15th February 2012. Article by Lorna Hughes.
  73. AGM and Viking Talk. Wirral News, 22nd February 2012, p9.
  74. Wirral Viking Past brought to present. Wirral Globe, 22nd February 2012.  Article by Craig Manning about the new signposts for Thingwall.
  75. Town Hall hosts Wirral Heritage Fair. Wirral Globe, 29th February 2012.
  76. The Vikings are Coming! .. or are they already here? Liverpool Echo, 18th June 2012 p9. Article by Linda Foo Guest on the official opening of the Thingwall signs by Esther McVey MP.
  77. Wirral Villages face up to Viking Past. Wirral Globe, 19th June 2012. Article by Geoff Barnes on the official opening of the Thingwall signs.
  78. Statue will celebrate Wirral’s Viking Heritage. Wirral Globe, 30th July 2012. Article by Geoff Barnes on plans to erect a statue at Meols Park of Wirral’s 1st Viking leader - holding an oar!
  79. The Guardian, 18th August 2012 Travel Supplement. “My best bit of historic Britain: historians and authors top tips:” Includes Steve Harding and the Vikings
  80. Viking Longship bound for Wirral. Wirral Globe, 15th October 2012.  Update by Geoff Barnes on the progress of the Draken Harald the Fairhair longship and news of the delayed voyage until 2014.
  81. Heave, Ho, off to Norway we row. Liverpool Echo, 12th June 2013, p12. Article by Lorna Hughes.
  82. Wirral’s ‘Viking Navy’ tames the Draken. Wirral Globe, 19th June 2013. Article by Geoff Barnes.
  83. Draken Harald Hårfagre visit to Wirral – latest 3rd June 2014 update. Liverpool Echo. Page 1 headline.  Page 3 article.
  84. Draken Harald Hårfagre visit to Wirral – latest 3rd July 2014 update. Liverpool Echo. Page 10 article.
  85. St. Olav Wirral Viking Heritage Walk and Pilgrimage. Wirral News, 9th July 2014, page 23.
  86. Draken Harald Hårfagre visit to Wirral – latest 16th July 2014 update. Wirral Globe, page 2.
  87. Draken Harald Hårfagre visit to Wirral – latest 18th July 2014 update. Liverpool Echo. Page 6 article.
  88. Longship sets light on Merseyside’s Viking History.  BBC News, 18th July.
  89. Feature on Vikings in Merseyside. Liverpool Echo, 22nd July. Page 10 article.
  90. Draken Harald Hårfagre visit to Wirral – latest 25th July 2014 update. Liverpool Echo. Page 1(Wirral extra) article.
  91. Draken Harald Hårfagre visit to Wirral – latest 1st August 2014 update. Liverpool Echo. Page 1(Wirral extra) article.
  92. Wirral says a fond farewell to world’s largest Viking longship. Wirral Globe, 5th August 2014.
  93. New book on Viking Tranmere – Liverpool Echo, 26th August, 2014.
  94. New book on Viking Tranmere – Wirral Globe, 27th August 2014.
  95. Fascinating Viking History evening in store at Ormskirk. Southport on-line news, 21st December 2015. Article by Roger Blaxall
  96. ‘Walk with the Vikings’ to celebrate city’s rich past. Chester Chronicle, 28th July 2016, page 5.
  97. ‘Upset at plans to redevelop Storeton Hall into luxury homes’ – Wirral Globe, 8th June 2017.  Article by Lauren Jones.
  98. ‘Wirral Viking heritage walks return for 10th anniversary’ – Wirral Globe, 12th July 2017 page 12. Article by Lauren Jones.
  99. Professor Steve Harding hosts event to discuss the legends of Scandinavian trolls Wirral Globe, 27th June 2018
  100. Viking heritage walk returns to celebrate St Olav’s Day – Wirral Globe 23rd July 2018. Article by Lauren Jones
  101. Free Wirral Viking Heritage walk to celebrate St Olav’s Day – Wirral Globe 22nd July 2019. Article by Lauren Jones
  102. Tribute to June Lancelyn Green.  Wirral Globe, 29th August 2019. Article by Craig Manning
  103. People Power: Professor Harding to host talk about how residents have rescued Wirral’s Viking Past. Wirral Globe, 17th September 2019. Article by Lauren Jones
  104. Steve Harding gives talk on Wirral's relation with Norway post-Brexit. Wirral Globe, 7th February 2020.  Article by Richard Garnett on the recent talk by Stephen to the Prenton Literary & Debating Society.
  105. Hesliwella Nub News invites you to rediscover Wirral’s great Viking Past with Steve Harding 16th August 2021. Article by Mark Gorton 

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