TO THE POINT: Nazrin and Kenny Black (front) look to launch the Vikings into the South Burnett, alongside history enthusiasts Ross and Sandy Towell. Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times
TO THE POINT: Nazrin and Kenny Black (front) look to launch the Vikings into the South Burnett, alongside history enthusiasts Ross and Sandy Towell. Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times Keagan Elder

Viking history sails into town

THE pages of Viking history have sailed further than European seas and made their way to Nanango.

A group of 15 history enthusiasts are looking to recreate history in its smallest detail - right to the chinks in the armour and the stitching in the sail.

Sandy Towell has orchestrated a group of Society for Creative Anachronism members to retell the history of the Norse people with sword combat and traditional Viking cooking.

"We found a few people who were likeminded and wanted to step out of this modern era," Mrs Towell said.

"We're trying to create a Viking village in Nanango."

While the object is to have fun, there is serious intent to build a Viking long ship and dispel some misconceptions.

Despite being called Vikings, it was not until the Norse people took to the sea that they turned into Vikings Mrs Towell said.

The group is looking for new members to join it on its next camp, this weekend.

If you are interested in attending the camp, phone Sandy Towell on 0423 830 224.

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