history re-enactment show for Highbridge's Oaktree Arena
major two-day historical re-enactment show is set to be held at
Highbridge's Oaktree Arena later this month involving groups from
across the country.
from over 20 re-enactment groups will be taking part in the event,
called A Walk Through History, on Sunday August 24th and Bank
Holiday Monday August 25th.
of people dressed in costume will be living as they did during
their eras, putting on mock battles, gun fights and many other
displays over the weekend.
of the organisers, Ian Jefferies, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
is the only type of event like this in our area where groups from
different eras come together at one event."
aim is to create an event that is enjoyable, educational and interactive
for all the family. Visitors will be able to watch the displays
and also walk into the sites of each group and engage with the
re-enactors to find out more about their eras," he added.
will also be smaller stalls and displays that are linked in to
the historical theme, with collections of classic cars, military
vehicles, steam rollers, static engines and even a Messerschmitt
plane that was shot down in the war.
will also be plenty of opportunities to have a go at the historical
activities and a Medieval display will encourage visitors to have
a go at archery.
event will be raising money for BIARS, which runs Burnham's tourist
information centre, and Burnham Lions.
will be three arenas being used for displays during the event.
The centre green of the speedway track will be for displays from
the Medieval groups attending and archery. The arena in the main
field will see many displays from different groups including on
Sunday afternoon a 'fantasy battle', where groups from different
eras will battle which promises to be very entertaining.
Wyoming Wild Bunch will be putting on displays in their camp at
12pm and 2pm each day.
will also be a 'walk through history ale' on sale in the clubhouse
during the event. The balcony there is a great place to sit and
have a relaxing drink whilst watching the displays in the main
arena. Also the re-enactors will be in the clubhouse on the Saturday
and Sunday evenings and anyone wishing to come along and meet
them will be welcome.
make the event as family-friendly as possible, the organisers
say the admission prices have been kept as low as possible, and
therefore entry this year will be priced at £6 for adults
and free for accompanied children under 16.
for the event, priced at £1 each, are available from BIARS
or Bessies Sweet Shop in Burnham High Street which contain all
the timings for the displays.
organisers also are sekeing a few more marshalls and any readers
who are interested in helping can contact Les Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also still a few spots available for local craft stalls
and anyone wanting on this or general information about the event
can contact Ian Jefferies at email@example.com