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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 June 2006, 20:09 GMT 21:09 UK
'Vikings' preparing for festival
Vikings
The festival will run for a week
An Isle of Man beach is being transformed for the island's annual Viking festival.

Peel beach will be home to historical re-enactors, who will be living life as if it was the 10th Century, making and selling their wares.

The enthusiasts are expected to travel from as far as Russia and Poland for the event, which starts on Sunday.

The festival starts with a procession from Peel Castle along the quay to the village.

Festival-goers will be able to see professionally trained Viking warriors at war on the beach and at sea, as five longboats take part in battle.


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