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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


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Stuntbear finalists


Pink Ted

Job title



Sky diving
Dressing up


Pink Ted bears a resemblance to Alan Measles but may not share his confident demeanor as he has developed an embarrassing skin condition (which required some emergency patching) and suffered from some teasing as a result.

He is a sensitive soul who spent the first 26 years of his life sharing the adventures of his guardian and sleeping beside her each and every night.

Due to his physical deterioration he was forced to retire from public life 20 years ago and has stayed, safely wrapped in his own teddy sleeping bag in the wardrobe.

In his youth he travelled the world and saw many sights and he is anxious to recapture the spirit of adventure he once had. Motorbike riding would be a new and exciting experience.

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