Past events

Past events

night in the Trenches

Date: Oct. 23, 2021

Take an tour through the trenches at twilight at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum followed by a battle

Nothe fort Victorian weekend

Date: Aug. 14, 2021

Family fun at the Nothe Fort at Weymouth

Essex history day

Date: July 25, 2021

The event is designed to showcase the history of Essex, so we are looking to have as many periods represented as space will allow. There will also be local museums being represented with stands. An Air show will also take place, of historic aircraft.

Night in the Trenches

Date: Nov. 9, 2019

Take an tour through the trenches at twilight at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum followed by a battle

Stow Maries at War

Date: July 27, 2019

This is a RAF/RNAS/WRNS event at a WW1 aerodrome

Nothe fort Victorian weekend

Date: July 20, 2019

Family fun at the Nothe Fort at Weymouth

victorian Manoeuvres

Date: May 11, 2019

Victorian Manoeuvres at the Chiltern Open Air Museum

Night in the Trenches

Date: Nov. 9, 2018

Take an tour through the trenches at twilight at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum followed by a battle

Stow at War

Date: July 21, 2018

This is a RAF/RNAS/WRNS event at a WW1 aerodrome

Rorkes drift rally

Date: May 18, 2018

This is a charity fund-raising event, with the proceeds given to a number of charities.

Boer war weekend

Date: May 12, 2018

The First Beor War at Claremont Gardens in Surrey

Victorian Tyntesfield

Date: May 5, 2018

Victorian family fun at the National Trust property at Tyntesfield

raf100

Date: March 31, 2018

The centenary of the Royal Air Force at Stow Maries aerodrome

victorian Festival of christmas

Date: Nov. 26, 2017

Victorian faire at the Portsmouth Dockyard populated by lots of colourful characters

Night In The Trenches

Date: Nov. 11, 2017

Take an tour through the trenches at twilight at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum followed by a battle

Stow at war

Date: July 22, 2017

A great war event at the last working great War aerodrome in the country

the Boers at Claremont gardens

Date: May 20, 2017

The First Beor War at Claremont Gardens in Surrey

Night In The Trenches

Date: Nov. 12, 2016

Take an tour through the trenches at twilight at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum followed by a battle

Illfracombe victorian weekend

Date: July 19, 2016

An event celebrating the Victorian Era at the north devon port, and victorian holiday destination.

Oadby at war

Date: July 2, 2016

A Great War event at Oadby

gun Drill on hms M. no. 33

Date: June 25, 2016

A demonstration of small arms from the Great War at one of the last surviving Great War Ships

the Great war at Bassetlaw museum

Date: May 14, 2016

Commemoration of the Great War at the Bassetlaw Museum

gun drill on hms M. no. 33

Date: April 1, 2016

A demonstration of small arms from the Great War at one of the last surviving Great War Ships

Victorian Festival of Christmas

Date: Nov. 28, 2015

Victorian faire at the Portsmouth Dockyard populated by lots of colourful characters

Night in the Trenches

Date: Nov. 14, 2015

Take an tour through the trenches at twilight at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum followed by a battle

Sherwood through the Ages

Date: Oct. 3, 2015

Chatelaines providing a Victorian picnic party at Sherwood through the Ages

Ipswich maritime festival

Date: Aug. 15, 2015

A display of the Royal Navy of the Great War as part of the Ipswich maritime festival

hms M. no. 33 launch day

Date: Aug. 6, 2015

The opening day for new exhibit at HMS M. No. 33

Tyntesfield victorian weekend

Date: May 2, 2015

Victorian event at the National Trust property tyntesfield

Dockyard through the Ages

Date: April 18, 2015

a busy WW1 show and tell next to the Lance Gun at Meet the Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

the 1879 Group dinner

Date: Jan. 24, 2015

Dinner with the 1879 Group

Victorian festival of Christmas

Date: Nov. 29, 2014

Victorian faire at the Portsmouth Dockyard populated by lots of colourful characters

Night in the Trenches

Date: Nov. 8, 2014

Take an tour through the trenches at twilight at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum followed by a battle

Antwerp centenary

Date: Oct. 10, 2014

A weekend event commemorating the beginning of the Royal Naval Division at the Siege of Antwerp at start of the Great War. This event was at the same fort, Fort 2, that was originally manned by sailors of the newly formed Hawke Battalion.

Sherwood forest

Date: Oct. 4, 2014

Victorian civilian strolling in Sherwood Forest

Great war weekend

Date: Sept. 20, 2014

A weekend commemorating the start of the Great War at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum

Tall ships at Woolwich

Date: Sept. 6, 2014

Performing at Woolwich as part of the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta

Charnwood Museum

Date: Aug. 9, 2014

Start of WW1 anniversary at Charnwood Museum

Moria Furnace

Date: Aug. 3, 2014

Great War event at Moria Furnace

Rufford Abbey Park

Date: June 28, 2014

Great War event commemorating the start of the Great War at Rufford Abbey Park

Crownhill Fort

Date: May 17, 2014

Multiperiod event at Crownhill Fort in Plymouth

Landguard Fort

Date: May 10, 2014

Victorian event at the Palmerston era fort at Felixstowe

arming Tommy

Date: Dec. 16, 2013

a presentation of Arming Tommy and Jack at a Western Front Association Meeting

Carols in the Trenches

Date: Dec. 7, 2013

Carol singing in the trenches at Whittington Barracks

Victorian Festival of Christmas

Date: Nov. 30, 2013

Victorian faire at the Portsmouth Dockyard populated by lots of colourful characters

Night in the Trenches

Date: Nov. 23, 2013

WW1 trench night in the newly extended trench system

Belgrave cemetary

Date: Nov. 1, 2013

Rededication of the grave marker of AB BiIlington who died at the battle of the Coronel at Belgrave cemetary

Sherwood through the ages

Date: Sept. 28, 2013

Chatelaines event

Great War Weekend

Date: July 6, 2013

Royal Naval Division at Great War Weekend

Pompey 2013

Date: June 29, 2013

Lovely and warm with a large crowd, plus lots of explosions from the field gun team that set up next to us

Powys Castle

Date: June 22, 2013

Edwardian civilian event at Powys Castle.

Victorian Country Capers

Date: May 12, 2013

Donington le Heath Manor House. Sailors of HMS Active and civilians adding colour and food to the activities.

Crownhill Fort

Date: March 9, 2013

Bluejackets represented HMS Active. Cold and windy with not too many public, but fun battles on the ramparts and a good camaraderie among the re-enactors that attended.

Armistice day

Date: Nov. 11, 2012

Great War event at Donnington-le-Heath Manor House. A nice small Remembrance event alongside Tommy Atkins, with parade songs and poems.

Trench Night 2012

Date: Nov. 9, 2012

A rather chilly event alongside Tommy Atkins, with songs and poems, the Navy in WW1 presentations and a bit of drill demo with Tommy Atkins. The event was to commemorate Armistice Day at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum by representing all of the branches of the Royal Navy during the Great War

Victorian day

Date: Sept. 15, 2012

A day about the victorian military at the Staffordshire Regimental Museum

Gun Powder Mills

Date: May 19, 2012

Victorian event at the former munitions factory at Waltham Abbey

Rydale folk museum

Date: Sept. 11, 2011

At Rydale Folk Museum a pair of Bluejackets joined a pair of Heilbronners portraying British forces in the 2nd Anglo-Boer war.

Kelmarsh

Date: July 16, 2011

WW1 most of the time with added joy of manning (and dragging) a 12 pounder on an original Naval Brigade carriage in the Boer War battle.

Trench Day

Date: July 3, 2011

WW1 Organisers took the unusual decision of having the main battle as Tommies attacking a German held trench

Whittington Trench Night

Date: March 26, 2011

The group drill practice before hand didn’t happen – although we all had the WW1 drill shouted into us soon enough.