Chalke Valley History Festival

Today I went to the second ever Chalke Valley History Festival. The organisers did an excellent job of combining talks by famous television presenters, and by writers  involved in telling historical stories of fact and fiction. Alongside the talks were re-enactments and recreations of historical scenes which made history come to life. The BBC have been involved in the event this year, and the festival looks set to grow. Here are a few of my highlights:

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 Standing among second-world war military units and listening to the air-raid siren as the air show started gave a movie-like feel to the experience.


Standing among Second World War military units and listening to the air-raid siren as the air show started gave a movie-like feel to the experience.

Capturing a "German" pilot.

Capturing a “German” pilot.

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British Soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars

British Soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars

And we went further back in time ....

And we went further back in time ….

As far back as the Battle of Bosworth to learn how Kind Richard III died in battle

As far back as the Battle of Bosworth to learn how Kind Richard III died in battle

And further back to see the Vikings

And further back to see the Vikings

The Chalke Valley History Festival will be back from the 23rd to 29th of June 2014.

Other Sources:

BBC at Chalke Valley History Festival

Festival set to bring history to life

Chalke Valley History Festival Facebook Page

 

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  1. I was with one of the Napoleonic reenactment groups here, and I have to say I got excited when I saw that lovely photo of our regiment’s drill practice!

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