Saturday 22nd February saw the culmination of the Sheringham Viking Festival on the North Norfolk Coast. This year I managed to have my camera with me so here's a few of the things that happened during the day...
Things started at the living history encampment on the cliffs, where one could test the weight of an axe or sword, try on a helmet or just marvel at the magnificent hand made craftwork such as drinking vessels, armour, clothes and fabrics.
|Even Vikings enjoy the odd waffle stick...|
|A nice range of helmets.|
|Hand carved drinking vessel.|
|One of the numerous banners.|
|Discussing the coming battle.|
There were a couple of battles on the beach during the day.
|"We shall fight them on the beaches..." etc.|
|Viking woman captures image of battle on 'phone to e-mail back to the fjords...|
The day ended with a torchlit procession through the town and a ceremonial burning of a longship on the beach.