Here come the Sheringham Vikings

Just Regional
Jan 26, 2017 2 mins read

Sheringham’s  popular Viking Festival will be back to create mayhem in the town in February.

The festival will take place on Saturday, February 18, with a a shield making workshop at Oddfellows Hall on Saturday, February 11, from 11am onwards. The event on the 11th will include putting the final touches to the Longboat under the expert guidance of local artist Colin Seal.

He said: “I find it very rewarding to see young people of our community getting involved in projects such as this where they can be appreciated for what they can do.”

Colin needs about 20 shields to be made and decorated to be fixed to the vessel and is very keen to have these sponsored as well as sponsorship for the naming of the ship.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a shield, only to watch it razed from this world and sent to the next in a ball of fire, can contact Colin on 01263 823261 or 07879 681227 for details.

The main event takes place on the 18th when mayhem will ensue on the streets of Sheringham. There will be pitched battles taking place throughout the town, a beacon lit on the Leas and a video film pertaining to the Vikings shown at the Mo throughout the day.

The parade will commence at Ottendorf Green at about 6pm culminating in the burning of the ship in true Viking style on the beach at Ellie’s Café on the west promenade.

A flashback to last year’s event, picture by Chris Taylor Photo.


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