History Re-enactment Workshop - History Re-eactment Workshop

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We are a small, nationally based interpretation group, covering the Tudor and Stuart periods, specialising in domestic life. What we do best is take an historic house and allow you to experience history in the place it was made.

"The poetry of history lies in the quasi-miraculous fact that once, on this earth, on this familiar spot of ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today..."
(G.M.Trevelyan)
Coming up in 2022
Desford Heritage Festival: 2-3 July 2022
Desford will be transported back in time as it is divided into 9 different time zones in the biggest ever celebration of its history. We will be providing a range of Tudor characters peddling the streets of the village.
Entire Village, Desford, Leicester, LE9 9JP

Malborough 300 Pagent: 30-31 July 2022
Blenheim Palace was a gift to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, from a grateful nation. Blenheim Palace commemorating the tercentenary of his death. We will be assisting as the Duke's servants.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL

Events in 2021
The Separatists: 17th July 2021
Postponed from last year's 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, we will be depicting some of the Separatists that left Gainsborough in 1608. After settling in the Netherlands for a few years, they ended up on the Mayflower.

Food & Finery: 7-8 August 2021
We're bringing a Hunting Party Ambigue to the museum. Hopefully the rain will stay away and we can make the most of the lovely grounds.
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Chalfont Saint Giles HP8 4AB

All Hallows Eve, 30-31 October 2021
With a Yeoman Farmer living in the Merchant's House, along with his family and servants, they look at how All Hallows Eve is seen during Elizabeth I's reign.
Avoncroft Museum, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR

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Latest News
Marlborough 300 Pageant
In celebration of the 300th anniversary of the death of the first Duke of Marlborough, we will be joining other groups bring history back to life.
Published by Peter - 12/6/2022
Desford Heritage Festival
We've been asked to provide some Tudor street characters
Published by Peter - 27/4/2022
Avoncroft Halloween
Avoncroft Merchants House
Published by Peter - 31/10/2021
Gainsborough 2021
The Separatists in 1608
Published by Peter - 4/5/2021
COAM 2021
Slight change of plot.
Published by Peter - 4/5/2021
AGM 2021
Preparing for this year's AGM
Published by Peter - 9/2/2021
Remembering Les
It is a year since our much loved member Les, passed away.
Published by Peter - 16/12/2020
We are a small but nationally based interpretation group, covering Tudor and Stuart domestic life. Founded in 1985, we have been recreating historic families and communities in first person, with associated 'Red T' guides, to give visitors of historic houses a rounded, educational and memorable visit.
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History Re-enactment Workshop. Registered Charity Nº 1040799
We specialise in turning an old house into a home, bringing a Tudor or Stuart family to life, to fully interact with your visitors.
We can also offer a range of variations around the same period, depending on what you have available.
We are always keen for new people to come and join us. As we recreate domestic life, we're open to all ages. No previous experience or in depth knowledge is required. The 'Workshop' in our title is all about training our members.
Contact the Secretary enquiry@historyreenactment.org.uk
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