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Postby Mark » 12 Aug 2007 14:52

80th Regiment of Foot Stafford Volunteers
http://members.lycos.co.uk/staffsvolunteers/index.htm

93rd Sutherland Highland Regiment Living History Unit
http://www.93rdhighlanders.com
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Re-enactor Groups

Postby Mark » 20 Sep 2007 22:03

Do we have any forum members who are also members of re-enactment groups? If so and you have a web site or would like to publish details of events etc. please do feel free to make posts within this section.

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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby The RQM » 02 Jan 2008 03:49

Bydand Forever Gordon Highlanders 1882 Tel El Kebir
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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby Mark » 17 May 2008 15:15

Another for this section:

The 1879 Group: Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift
http://www.1879group.com/
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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby ThePikeman » 31 Aug 2008 10:30

I am a member of The 80th Regiment Staffordshire Volunteers. We are based around the Midlands area, Stoke on Trent/Burton mainly, but have members further afield as well. We use Tutbury castle a lot as our training camp and are regulars at the Blists Hill Vistorian living museum at Ironbridge.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/staffsvolunteers/" target="_blank
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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby Mark » 31 Aug 2008 13:50

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Thanks for letting us know, as you have no doubt guessed I have a strong interest in the 80th Foot being a collector of medals to the Staffordshire regiments.

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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby ThePikeman » 01 Sep 2008 19:12

Then Mark maybe you should pop along to one of our events and you can chat about 80th medals etc with other collectors in the regiment. No doubt you have heard of the author Robert Hope who has wrote several books about the 80th? Well he is in our group as well.
Did you visit Whittington Barracks for the VC weekend a while back? There were the two 80th VC's on display (as well as others) which we got to pose for photos with. It was rather awe inspiring to be honest, our Colour Sergeants hand was trembling as he held one of the VC's.
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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby Unknownsoldier » 01 Sep 2008 21:27

VC's tend to have that effect on people....... especially when 'lobbed' at you across a cafe....but thats another story :-)

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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby ThePikeman » 02 Sep 2008 19:01

A jam donut lobbed to me across a cafe has the same effect on me :wink:
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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby Unknownsoldier » 02 Sep 2008 20:39

ThePikeman wrote:A jam donut lobbed to me across a cafe has the same effect on me :wink:


Lol, I had one lobbed at me when I was on work experience........

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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby Dieslunae » 04 Nov 2008 06:41

I have been looking for a reinactment group to join here (St. John's NL) for ages! There's one in Moncton, NB I think, but the rest are in Ontario. Very few are technologically savvy enough to have websites, I've found, or that's at least the case with the ones which I can't find in Atlantic Canada. There should be a database.

As to why we do it, well: I'm not a reinactor yet per se but I got to dress up for work (Open air museum: King's Landing Historical Settlement). It's so much fun and it makes you really connect with history. It's like ... hockey or soccer, a passion to take extreme pride in when executed properly. I love history and I love the way things used to be done (although I appreciate having modern amenities like toilets and similarly: toilet paper). It was all so much more complex and yet so simple: A veritable paradox.

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PS--Anyone who is aware of a reinactment group (OTHER THAN the Royal Newfoundland Regimental Tatoo) in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada should give me contact information ASAP. You have no idea the joy you would bring me.
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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby Liz » 24 Feb 2009 02:20

Hi all

This is just a quick note to let members know that
1. I have split this topic into two: one on the question of "why", the other on groups.
2. Details of a Boer War re-enactment group have been posted here http://www.victorianwars.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1210.

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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby sidney7 » 12 Apr 2009 13:15

Mark wrote:Do we have any forum members who are also members of re-enactment groups? If so and you have a web site or would like to publish details of events etc. please do feel free to make posts within this section.

Mark


G'Day Mark,
We have an '80th Regiment of Foot Staffordshire Volunteers' re-enactment group here in New South Wales, Australia.
They focus on the Regiments Australian colonial service....interesting and informative site.

Here is the link for anyone who might like to take Her Majesties Coin perhaps...
http://users.hunterlink.net.au/~ddchr/index.html
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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby Celebrinthil » 16 Jul 2009 16:48

Hi all

Here's a link to my group:

http://www.skinnershorse.co.uk

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Re: Re-enactor Groups

Postby Jonathan » 16 Jul 2009 17:38

Mike,
It is nice to see a group out there recreating an HEIC/Indian Army regiment. I hope you enjoy the forum and share your knowledge in other sections of the site. There are several Indian Army enthusiasts here, so I think you will enjoy yourself.

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