Vikings set to light up Sheringham following shield-making workshop
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A pint-sized army of Dane warriors got decked out for battle, at a craft workshop held at Sheringham ahead of the town's annual Scira Viking festival.
Run by festival founder Colin Seal and a team of Sheringham carnival committee members, the workshop saw dozens of youngsters and their parents make painted swords and shields from pieces of foam board cut out by festival volunteers.
Sheringham mayor David Gooch, who dropped by to join in the fun, praised Mr Seal for his efforts.
'Colin has a great team supporting him, but he is the real driving force behind the festival,' he said.
This year's event kicks off on Saturday with an all day screening of a Viking documentary at the town's Mo museum.
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Other attractions will include street battles staged by Gorleston-based re-enactment group Wuffa and Viking-style spinning and knitting demonstrations at the seafront museum.
A torchlit procession will set off from Station Road at 6pm, heading through the town centre to the east beach, where a longboat built by West Runton carpenter Brian Howe will be burnt on the shore.
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