Frontline ~ Part 4 ~ June 2018

The Civil War re-enactors really looked the part                     They looked good in colour too         They didn’t.   Stay tooned for WW2 next time!    

Frontline~ Part 3~ June 2018

As well as the medeival lot, we also found some Tudors (at least I think this chap is)   and some (not very convincing) Romans           Some of the people who came to see the show also dressed up in style     my favourites were this couple I saw walk past me it wasn’t a great photograph as you can see so I ran after them and asked them if I could take their photo   how cute are they? 🙂 also spotted this chap,   and this lady Stay tooned for the American civil…

Frontline~ Part 2~ June 2018

PART 1 HERE On we go with some more pictures of the Vikings, or Northmen if you prefer, some more anglo–saxons I think. (Sometimes it’s hard to tell which are which). For the captions you need to have watched the TV series Vikings, sorry if you haven’t. (Really you haven’t ?? Have you been living under a rock?? Great TV programme, watch it now and then come back 🙂 )                     That about wraps up the Vikings and Anglo-saxons, stay tooned for another journey into the past next time!    

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…

Camel Parade~South Shields~ Dec 2017~ part 1

2017 saw the 4th year that the Camel Parade has been an event in South Shields, Sophie and I went for the first time last year a few photo’s of which I posted HERE, so this year we made a return trip knowing what to expect.  It involves 3 camels with their handlers and riders dressed up as wise men, parading the length of Ocean Road, which is quite a long old road, followed by stilt walkers and a drum group called Sparks! It’s been controversial as the animal rights group PETA, who I have a lot of time for…

The Hoppings~June 2017~Part 5

Part 1 HERE   Part 2 Here   Part 3 HERE   part 4 HERE The last part of The Hoppings series concludes with a battle, or rather a display by the army.  Actually I wasn’t quite sure what they were meant to be doing, but lots of army chaps charging about in vehicles, shooting and running about. All good fun. 🙂     Apparently this rocket launcher thingy can launch a rocket from Newcastle and precisely hit the football stadium in Middlesborough.  No need to shoot that far I thought, the Stadium of Shite in Sunderland would be a…