Battle of the Nations 2015


My journey on the Road to Waterloo is well on its way. And I am beyond excited.

Confirmation has come through and I am attending the Waterloo re-enactment. The planning has begun, ferries booked, cars sorted and a fantastic trip planned with the 33rd Foot.

But before Waterloo2015 begins, we have some amazing events planned for the run-up. It seems like ages since my last event with the 33rd…and I’m getting ridiculously excited for the first proper camping event I’ll be off to this year. And that event is….



Battle of the Nations 2015. Held in the gorgeous grounds of Wollaton Hall, with drills, demonstrations, battles and, of course, living history camps, this looks set to be a fantastic event for all.

I need to get some new kit sewn. A new shift is definitely needed and a slightly larger skirt. But my beautiful cutlery set, made for me by my lovely friend, Mike @stockotrader, will be making it’s first appearance!


If you fancy seeing what re-enactment and Waterloo is all about, make sure you keep the May bank holiday free and come and see us.

Don’t forget to say hi to the 33rd!


Wollaton Hall Napoleonic Association Re-enactment, 2013


This year we visited Wollaton Hall Park in Nottingham to see the Napoleonic Association’s Re-enactment. Yet another fantastic day of drilling, visiting camp and watching skirmishes between the British Redcoats, artillery and Rifles and the Napoleonic French!

Carole Divall from Waterloo200 was also present. It was lovely to see her and great to see so many people visiting the stand throughout the day.

Here are a few photos from the day. Enjoy!

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Skipton Armed Forces Day 2012


Yesterday was Father’s Day. And I must say Happy Father’s Day to Dad! Hope you enjoyed it even if the laminator did break… 😉

But other than Father’s Day, it was also the village of Skipton’s Armed Forces Day.

“The Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the nation to show its support for our Service men and women, whether veteran or still serving. It is a time celebrate the work that they do or have done in support of our country.” Continue reading