Frontline Event- Hardwick Park – June 2018

The Frontline  event is a 3 Day event, Friday being a free Living History event for the local community, and Saturday – Sunday a full Living History multiperiod event with arena battles/displays throughout the day.  Phil and I went on the Saturday and it was a great day out.  Lots of daft buggers dressed up in anglo-saxon/Viking/German/USA civil war & Roman gear/ plenty of re-enactment battles and a perfect day for photography.

We’ll start with the medieval lot. They learn  crafts such as cooking, bread making and butter churning, ale brewing, naalbinding, embroidery and  spinning as well as training in combat, which may include axe, sword, spear or Dane –axe and also formation and shield wall skills.  We sadly didn’t see their combat display as Phil was drooling over the German military displays, but I did get pictures of their more homely pursuits.

pointy hat lady


medieval masterchef


Lady of the ferrets



Whilst we didn’t see the battles, we did see plenty of the warriors

knight in shining armour


men in waiting


man in a can


smiling in the face of adversity


Sir Pinocchio



Next time we’ll have a look at the Vikings and a Tudor or too! Stay tooned! 🙂



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  1. Really quality shots….love all the portraits, really captures an energy.

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  2. Great stuff, FR. Looking forward to the next batch! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Great captions along with the pics. I had a grin at your intro “We’ll start with the medieval lot. They learn crafts such as cooking”
    Of course your next line expands upon this, but I read slowly and it made me laugh 🙂

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  4. Ahh man… vikings next! I can’t wait. Lovely shots and sounds like a really great weekend! I really need to get out more…

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  5. Medieval masterchef🤣🤣 Loved that one lol😉 These are my kind of events. Gotta love that medieval vibe. As always a wonderful assortment of pictures: thanks for sharing them😀

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  6. With those (medieval) helmets, I can’t help but thinking of soda cans battling eacht other. 😉

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  7. wow, someone polished his chrome – love the reflections you caught in it.

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  8. Looking forward to seeing more! Pointy Hat lady looks a little crabby. Great shots of people getting their medieval on!

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  9. Lots of different periods represented in the armour, but the knight in shining armour did make my heart beat faster 🙂

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  10. I do enjoy your essays. I looked at your art 2 first.. These are great photos fragg..

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  11. Looks fun and you really captured the event, Waffles!💖🌺 XOXOXOXO 🌹💜🌹💜

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  12. Oh I love this kind of event.back when I was still living in italy there was a medieval castle not far from us and every year they used to organize something similar.I rarely miss it😍

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  13. Awww!!! That looks like so much fun!! I used to love to go to medieval festivals and revels when I was part of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism)… So sad I never have time for it anymore!! 💔

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  14. Great shots, but for some reason, all I can think about is Monty Python. “Let’s not go to Camelot, tis a silly place …” 🙂

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