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Sheringham Viking Festival drew to a spectacular close, with a torchlit parade through the town followed by the burning of a longboat on the seashore.

North Norfolk District Council

Crowds turned out in force to see axe-wielding Norse warriors battle in the streets of Sheringham, as the fourth annual Scira Viking Festival got off to a spectacular start.

Great Yarmouth

It is a geologist’s dream to discover any evidence that gives mankind a glimpse into their prehistoric past.

Around two thousand people are expected to throng the narrow streets of Sheringham today, to witness dozens of axe-wielding Vikings stage pitched battles in the town centre, before marching towards the sea for a ceremonial boat-burning on the beach.

Colin Seal

This gallery of images offers a fascinating window into the past of a north Norfolk village.

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