We are always open to new members, both individuals and families. >
However we request that people under sixteen are accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult willing to take responsibility for them.>
We have a range of uniforms and civilian clothing that are loaned to members both old and new (buying your own costume and equipment is encouraged but not necessary)
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries military regulations mandated that soldiers and drummers were male. However this is the 21st century and the gender of the person inside the uniform is irrelevant and we will allow anybody to join the rank and file.
Although we recreate a military unit we believe that "camp life" should be represented, and so have Officer's Ladies, Soldier's Wives ( and women with other less formal arrangements ), children, dogs, Sutlers, Cunning Folk, Servants, Clergy and all the other assorted "hangers-on" not just present but sometimes taking a lead role in our Living History performance.As a Home Service unit, one of our duties was to escort and guard French Prisoners Of War. So if you would like to portray a POW just let us know ( we do have some suitable French uniforms as well )
If you have a craft or trade appropriate to our Period that you would like to engage in as part of our Living History display, please make us aware of it.
Having a back-story that you can talk about is encouraged but not essential. So if you want to be a rumhopper on the run from his master, a a nigler on the run from the law or a clodhopper on the run from drudgery you can. Do not be put off if you do not know much (if anything) about the Georgian Period, we have a lot of knowledgable people who can help you out.
If your interested in joining us then please email N.P.Roberts@btinternet.com to let us know that you would like to come along to an event, and we will do our best to ensure that we have some period costume for you to wear.