Streets of Winteringham flowed with blood after mass attack by raiders on 12/11/1012
One thousand years ago next Monday, more than half the population of Winteringham are believed to have been slaughtered.
On November 12, 1012 the Vikings raided and the streets are said to have flowed with blood as they put men, women and children to the sword.
Some sources suggest that all, or most, of the villagers were slain, while other estimates are that half the population died in the carnage.
Whichever figure is nearest the mark, it must leave North Lincolnshire people today reflecting on what is particularly grim Norse-stalgia.
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Well-known businessman Keith Chidwick, who takes a keen interest in local history, suggested the 1,000th anniversary of the massacre should be drawn to people's attention today.
He discovered the story of the wasting of Winteringham in a feature article in an old magazine dating back to the mid-1970s and thinks folk today should be made aware of what had happened in the locality 1,000 years ago next week.
From about 800AD the Danes had started invading this part of England, sailing into the River Humber and laying waste to parts of the countryside.