2013 History Comes Alive @ Barwon Park Victoria 4-5 May

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2013 History Comes Alive @ Barwon Park Victoria 4-5 May

Postby Banker » 23 Jun 2012 02:29

Hi All, on the 4th & 5th May 2013 the Geelong Military Re-Enactment Group will again be staging a living history weekend with the theme of "The Age of Gunpowder" we will have a range of periods on show and re-enactments as well we are currently looking to get the 40th Foot to attend and the 95th and Boer war period representations aswell.

If you are an Australian Member of international member planning a holiday check out http://www.geelongmrg.com/ where we will be placing details and you can see if from last years event.

Also if we have any Australian Re-enactment group members here and you are interested in finding out more or potentially participating please PM me.

Regards Steve
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Re: History Comes Alive Barwon Park May 2013

Postby QSVC » 24 Jun 2012 02:22

Hello Steve,

Looks good, I'll pencil this in. Cheap interstate flights make this a possibility.

Will follow with interest.

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Re: History Comes Alive Barwon Park May 2013

Postby Banker » 24 Jun 2012 02:30

Robert, As we get closer and if the flights are cheap let me know and we can catch up whilst your there.

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Re: History Comes Alive Barwon Park May 2013

Postby Banker » 10 Oct 2012 03:21

Dont forget its coming next May.

All proceeds will be going to The National Trust, Geelong Legacy and local charities.

So if you live in Australia or are planning to visit next May mark this in your diaries now.

Regards Steve
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Re: History Comes Alive Barwon Park May 2013

Postby Liz » 18 Jan 2013 08:10

Steve

I'm severely tempted, to the point of checking the website for the program. No luck... am I going blind or is the program not available yet? Please advise,

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Re: History Comes Alive Barwon Park May 2013

Postby Banker » 18 Jan 2013 08:40

Hello Liz, No your not going blind. The programme is not finalised yet however to give you a taste of it.

Have a look at some of these from 2011 that have been placed by visitors on their blogs and you tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnCq1hY6xvI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmSJgp9ImVY
http://www.redbubble.com/people/taipann ... arwon-park
http://mbandman.webs.com/apps/blog/show ... rk-mansion


There will be WW2, WW1,Boer War, 42nd Foot, 95th Rifles just to name a few groups/eras.

I would look forward to meeting you and showing you around.

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Re: History Comes Alive Barwon Park May 2013

Postby Banker » 09 Mar 2013 01:37

Heres the proposed program:

Program for Barwon Park.
10.00am Saturday and Sunday Opening

10.40am Church service Sunday only

11.00 am. Flag Raising and ceremonial guard with volley fire.
Sunday only opening address.

11.30 am . Sniper scenario . Stable area

11.50 am. WW1 Jam Tin Gallipoli vignette

12.20 pm. WWII scenario.

12.50 pm. 42nd and 95th Battlefield Scenario

1.15 pm WWI scenario. Battlefield Scenario

1.35 pm. French resistance scenario

1.50 pm. 42nd and 95th Battlefield Scenario

2.20 pm. Nelson Navy Cannon Firing

3.00 pm. WW2 US action

3.15 pm. Vehicle parade

3.50 pm. Falaise Gap Battlefield Scenario

In addition through out the day visitors will be able to wander through the Mansion, Static Displays and all the encampments that are set up. There will also be opportunities to interact with the living history re-enactors that cover all periods.

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Re: History Comes Alive Barwon Park May 2013

Postby Liz » 07 May 2013 06:37

Congratulations to Steve (Banker) and colleagues for a very entertaining and informative event at Barwon Park with Napoleonic and WW1-2 re-enactments. Alas, I missed the WW1 Jam Tin demo as the perimeter was packed 5-6 deep by the time I got there!

The nearby Winchelsea Hotel/Motel is also worth a mention if you are in the area - it offers lovely new units as well as excellent food. The 'surf and turf' in particular was amazing.
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Re: 2013 History Comes Alive @ Barwon Park Victoria 4-5 May

Postby Banker » 07 May 2013 09:57

Thanks Liz, It was great to meet you and the event went very well from our perspective also

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Re: 2013 History Comes Alive @ Barwon Park Victoria 4-5 May

Postby Mark » 07 May 2013 20:52

Sounds like it was a fantastic event, Steve! I wish I could have attended but sadly a bit too far for me :(

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Re: 2013 History Comes Alive @ Barwon Park Victoria 4-5 May

Postby balaklava » 10 May 2013 22:49

You Geelong fellows, Ladies too, look GREAT ! Very good variety of military impressions crossing the period time. I have a Canadian Chevy 1500cwt CMP truck in very good running condition. Maybe only 5 of these CMPs in the US. I am aware that there are a LOT of these in great shape down there. That was a fabulous website, very well done, tip of the tam o shanter to each of ya !

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Re: 2013 History Comes Alive @ Barwon Park Victoria 4-5 May

Postby Banker » 11 May 2013 01:10

Thanks Johnnie, To ensure I stay within the forum policy have a look at https://www.facebook.com/GeelongMRG where you will see a range of photos being added by visitors to the event.

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