WHAT IS LIVING HISTORY
Living history is an activity that incorporates historical tools, activities and dress into an interactive presentation that seeks to give
observers and participants a sense of stepping back in time. It's not about playing out a certain event it's more about the immersion
of players in a certain era and informing the general public about items on display and the regiment or unit the group is portraying.
This group portrays the 101st Airborne 506th parachute infantry regiment"easy company"which is the subject of the TV miniseries
"BAND OF BROTHERS".
During the events we only use real or replica equipment that was originally used in the 2nd World War era, for example combat
uniforms, replica weapons, vehicles, and tents and many other items from that era.
All modern every day items are hidden away at the start of the event, mobile phones watches etc are not banned but must be kept
out of sight.
the group also takes part in battle re enactments when an event is running a battle, there is no pressure to take part it is purely
voluntary and i have found that it is an exciting experience taking part and helps you understand in a small way what it must have
been like to actually be there.
The members of the group are a friendly bunch we like to get together have some fun and honor and respect the people still living
and the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
THESE PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
The group is based in the uk and it's headquaters is in Yorkshire but that doesnt mean you have to live in Yorkshire to be a member.
We have members living in different parts of the country for instance i'm from Coventry others are from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and
The group has a varied age range from 15 upwards to 50 plus years.
we all meet up at the beginning of an event set up the camp site and the displays, all of this happens the day prior to the event starting, if
it's possible for you to make it that early, so all is ready to start after breakfast on event day.
the main object is to turn up to as many event as you possibly can throughout the year and help support the group.
The group also caters for the members having a field kitchen and provides a cooked breakfast and evening meal, and snacks teas and
coffee throught the day, there is a small charge for this service. READ ON
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