Yee haw! Wild West fun comes to Brent Knoll
Wild West arrived in Brent Knoll at the weekend when Native Americans,
cowboys and horses took part in a three-day fundraising event
for local charities.
A Wild West re-enactment took place at Sanders Garden World each
day from Saturday (May 1st) until Bank Holiday Monday (May 3rd),
with all of the proceeds being donated to charities in the area.
Burks, General Manager of Sanders Garden World, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The Wild West is a greatly romanticised period of American
history that captivates the imagination of adults and children
"We thought it would be a great idea to have a re-enactment
at the garden centre for the whole family to get involved and
experience a little of what life was like in Western America during
the 19th century."
Dave Rouse, Trail Boss of The Boots & Saddles Western Re-enactment
& Living History Club, added: "We set up a living history,
including tents and tee-pees, for people to have an insight into
how Native Americans and pioneers would have lived. Visitors to
the re-enactment were able to enter these homes to
look around and ask questions of the inhabitants."
involved in the re-enactment was dressed in the style of the era.
There was also a narrated dress parade, which consists of club
members showing how Native Americans, mountain men, townsfolk,
pioneers, Civil War military and of course cowboys dressed, lived
Throughout the re-enactment there were also mock examples of gun
fights, which were typical in the Wild West during the 1800s,
and the Native Americans performed traditional dances in full