re-enactment event set to return in 2015 after positive debut
of people attended a historical re-enactment show at Highbridge's
Oaktree Arena over the weekend - with heavy rain during Bank Holiday
Monday failing to dampen spirits.
dressed members of over 20 re-enactment groups took part in the
special event, called 'A Walk Through History', which was held
on Sunday and Monday and gave members of the public a chance to
see their displays up close.
Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Monday was a wash-out,
with the heavy rain hitting attendance, but we had a good turnout
on the Sunday and everyone who came along loved it."
had some very positive feedback from the re-enactment groups too,
who want the event to return next year. They all have said what
a superb location The Oaktree is and we'd like to return here
event has also been great for putting the Burnham area on the
map for a unique event like this - and I hope we can grow it in
the future," he added.
show was an educational and interactive event for all the family,
with visitors able to watch many displays and walk into the sites
of each group and engage with the re-enactors.
were also many smaller stalls and displays linked to historical
themes, with collections of classic cars, military vehicles, steam
rollers and even a Messerschmitt plane that was shot down in the
were also plenty of opportunities to have a go at the historical
activities and a Medieval display invited visitors to try out
were three arenas in use for the displays during the weekend.
The centre green of the speedway track was used for displays from
the Medieval groups attending and archery.
event was raising money for BIARS, which runs Burnham's tourist
information centre, and Burnham Lions.