#1
Hordes of Viking reenactors took to the streets of Norfolk brandishing burning torches and carrying a 28ft longship as the eighth annual Scira Viking Festival drew to a close.

The final day of the festival held in Sheringham, Norfolk, saw more than 150 actors descend onto the West Prom Beach for a ceremonial burning of a longship last night...


Thor blimey! Hordes of Viking fans brandish burning torches as they parade 28ft longship through streets before setting it ablaze in spectacular festival finale

Viking reenactors took to streets of Sheringham, Norfolk brandishing burning torches for final day of festival
Eighth annual Scira Viking Festival drew to a close on Saturday with a ceremonial burning of a 28ft longship
Reenactors from the Wuffa Viking and Saxon Reenactment Society set the vessel alight with flaming torches


By EMILY WEBBER FOR MAILONLINE
23 February 2020

Hordes of Viking reenactors took to the streets of Norfolk brandishing burning torches and carrying a 28ft longship as the eighth annual Scira Viking Festival drew to a close.

The final day of the festival held in Sheringham, Norfolk, saw more than 150 actors descend onto the West Prom Beach for a ceremonial burning of a longship last night.

Families lined the clifftops of the seaside town as reenactors from the Wuffa Viking and Saxon Reenactment Society set the vessel alight with their flaming torches.

Warriors also went into battle earlier in the day on the East Prom Beach and in the Viking Village on the Leas adorned with chainmail, winged helmets and swords.

Others were seen wrapped up in sheepskin and fur with face paint and feathered staffs as they lined the parade.

And the festival is a tribute to the town's Norse heritage with the word Sheringham thought to be a combination of the Old Norse word for the Viking lord Scira - pronounced 'Shira' - and 'Heim', meaning home.


Two Viking reenactors in battle as the longboat burns behind them as the eighth annual Scira Viking Festival drew to a close


The ceremonial burning of the 28ft longship on the beach after more than 150 actors led the vessel along the streets of Sheringham, Norfolk


A woman adorned with white face paint and a feathered staff as the event celebrating the town's Norse heritage drew to a close last night


Reenactors watch on with arrows, flags and feathered staffs as the flaming debris of the 28ft longship illuminates the beach


'Vikings' adorned with chainmail and metal helmets hold burning torches as actors prepare to burn the longship on the beach


A Viking actor blows into a horn as people make their way to the Norfolk beach to celebrate the town's Norse heritage


Reenactors raise the weapons including axes, swords and feathered staffs in the air as they celebrate the final day of the festival


Stunning picture shows a 'Viking' warrior illuminated in the glow of the burning longship. The word Sheringham is thought to be a combination of the Old Norse word for the Viking lord Scira - pronounced 'Shira' - and 'Heim', meaning home



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...p-streets.html