re-enactment show underway in Highbridge this weekend
of people have flocked to a historical re-enactment show at Highbridge's
Oaktree Arena which continues on Monday (August 25th).
dressed members of over 20 re-enactment groups are taking part
in the special event, called 'A Walk Through History', which started
on Sunday and gives members of the public a chance to see displays
of people dressed in costume are living as they did during their
respective eras by holding mock battles, gun fights and many other
displays over the two-day festival.
of the organisers, Ian Jefferies, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There's
a real buzz around the event - we had a good first day and the
event will continue on Monday, whatever the weather."
show is an enjoyable, educational and interactive event for all
the family. Visitors are able to watch many 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.
are also 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.
are also plenty of opportunities to have a go at the historical
activities and a Medieval display is inviting visitors to try
are three arenas in use for the displays during the weekend. The
centre green of the speedway track will be for displays from the
Medieval groups attending and archery.
is also a 'walk through history ale' on sale in the clubhouse
during the weekend. The balcony is a great place to sit and have
a relaxing drink whilst watching the displays in the main arena.
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 is priced at £6 for adults and
free for accompanied children under 16.
event is raising money for BIARS, which runs Burnham's tourist
information centre, and Burnham Lions.