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Fantastic Day for Crawshaw School

Foreign Field was invited to take part in Crawshaw School's Wartime History Day. Featuring our taste of conscription demonstrations as well as equipment talks there was also the opportunity to speak to veterans of D-Day, the Home Front, veteran evacuees and also a survivor of Auschwitz.

This was a fantastic day where the thrills and horrors of 1939-1945 were laid out to the whole school.

14 June 2010

Busy Weekend at Clumber Park

IAs part of the event commemmorating the 65th anniversary of Operation Overlord we were once again invited to perform childrens' drill and living history at the delightful Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.

Despite a huge downpour on the Sunday morning the event was extremely well attended.

8 June 2010

Whittington Goes Back to the Beginning

For the first major event of the reenactment season we were proud to take Staffordshire Regiment Museum right back to where the Stafford Knot first marched.

With a new kind of event for the Regiment Museum we offered mounted skill at arms, archery and firepower, bill combat as well as living history.

Look out later in the year when we are doing 500 Years of the Stafford Knot.

18 May 2010

Victory at Hughenden Manor

We start our season off this year at the same place that we ended it last year. It was wonderful to return to Hughenden Manor to perform our Childrens Drill and Paratrooper Training.

With the opportunity to get to know more groups and see more displays as well we have added a few new features to the upcoming event at Avoncroft.

Our Childrens Drill and Costumed Talks are available for any venue as well as schools. For further information please contact us.

10 May 2010

Live Roleplayers Fair Finally Reaches the South

It has been a long bitter struggle getting there but following the cancellation of the 2009 Southern LRP Kit Fair we returned in 2010 to hold it at our new venue, the spectacular Brunel's Old Station.

Hundreds of roleplayers came to visit and shop over the two days and all left happy whether organiser, trader or visitor.

We have rebooked th venue for next year's fair which will be on 12-13 February 2011 at the same venue and further details will be available here.

17 February 2010

New Fair On the Cards for 2011

Following the successful launch of the Northern Reenactors Fair we are once again looking further to the future while keeping our historical theme as we put together our first Vintage and Historic Clothing Fair.

We are looking at clothing, haberdashery and fabric ranging from Tudor times right through to the 1950s.

Throughout the days we will be conducting historical fashion shows and other entertainments.

Stay tuned for further details as the event develops.

8 February 2010

New Kit Fair for Reenactors in the North

After a long wait for the right time Foreign Field is now bringing the reenactment market back to the north.

Dates for the Foreign Field Reenactors Kit Fair will be 6-7 February 2010 at our usual northern Kit Fair venue of Elsecar Heritage Centre. As well as the shopping opportunities there will be groups promoting themselves and their period as well as our Historical Fashion Show and our Free Prize Draw.

Further details are here: .

10 November 2009

Another Record number of events in 2009 and 2010 increasing further!

A2009 has been a challenging year for the whole country and we have been no different but we have put together a packed season of 14 shows and two trade fairs this year and we are already booked in for a similar amount for next year. So on behalf of everyone involved I'd like to thank all participants, staff membersd, museum volunteers and the over 25,000 people who have seen a Foreign Field show this year.

Next year we return to the popular Elsecar Railway Wartime Weekend as well as repeat Wartime Weekends at Whittington Barracks and Avoncroft Museum but keep an eye out for our new Medieval Tournament Weekend for Avoncroft and Wars of the Roses weekend for Whittington.

The mid point of next year will see our jmost ambitious project yet with the Fylde Coast Wartime Weekend to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Three simulataneous events in two seperate towns.

2010 will also see us expand the Kit Fairs to cater to the Northern Reenactors featuring clothing and equipment from Roman Times right through to the Boer War.

Once again thank you from Foreign Field for making this year so great.

1 November 2009

Roleplayers Kit Fair returns to the North

Following the unfortunate cancellation of the Southern Kit Fair due to weather earlier in the year it was good to get the Northen Kit Fair going ahead after the season. This year we had 35 traders and over 350 roleplayers attend.

Dates for next year will be 23-24 October at the same venue and we look forward to seeing many of you there.

The Southern Kit Fair returns to Bristol on 13-14 February 2010 at the new venue. Further details are here: .

25 October 2009

Talks Underway in Wollaton Hall

Looking to our 2010 season we are happy to be talking to the picturesque Wollaton Hall in Nottingham. Just 3 miles outside the centre of Nottingham this beautiful manor house has a wealth of World War 2 history behind it having been both a hospital for the wounded returning from the Dunkirk evacuation and also the home base for the American 508th Parachute Infantry.

We are discussing adding a show to bring this to life alongside their annual large event for Armed Forces Day.

30 September 2009


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