Viking invaders set up camp in Hemsby

Hayley MaceA seaside village took a step back in time this weekend as Viking invaders set up their own village.Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth, hosted its first Viking festival to celebrate the area's historic links.Hayley Mace

A seaside village took a step back in time this weekend as Viking invaders set up their own village.

Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth, hosted its first Viking festival to celebrate the area's historic links.

Re-enactment group the Vikings of Middle England put on displays of all aspects of daily life, from making weapons and cooking to the gruesome treatments at a Viking surgery.

Hundreds of people turned out for the festival, which took place on Saturday and Sunday, despite the unseasonably cold weather.


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