crowds expected at history re-enactment show today in Highbridge
crowds are expected to flock to a major two-day historical re-enactment
show starting today (Sunday) at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena.
dressed members of over 20 re-enactment groups will be taking
part in 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 respective eras by holding mock battles, gun fights and
many other displays over the two days.
of the organisers, Ian Jefferies, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There's
a real buzz debveloping around the event as the groups have arrived
and set up ready for the start of the event."
show will be 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 to the
historical themes, 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 invite visitors to try
will be three arenas used for the displays during the weekend.
The centre green of the speedway track will be for displays from
the Medieval groups attending and archery.
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
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.
event will be raising money for BIARS, which runs Burnham's tourist
information centre, and Burnham Lions.