Kelmarsh History Festival

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Spent today at Kelmarsh History of festival. There was a lot going on and I don’t think we actually covered very much of it, but we saw a lot of history (mostly battle) re-enactments.

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These pictures are from a series of demonstrations showing the development of the British Army from the time of Cromwell and the first Red Jackets through to WWII.

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Everyone was dressed in very detailed costumes and all demonstrated the firing of their various weapons. We also watched jousting and knights fighting.

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We did a bit of wandering between the tents of the living history displays, but decided afterwards that we should have done more wandering and looking at the smaller things that were going on.

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The Romans were there in force, with a whole Century of men demonstrating their weapons (including some of the larger siege weapons) and tactics. There was loads to see and we look forward to next year.

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