It has been some time since we have had any event reports added to the site, so as a new seasons resolution I have decide to start posting them, starting with a report on the Warwick castle event that took place at Easter 2007.
The 2007 re-enactment season has finally started with a 4 day event at Warwick this Easter. It was the hottest Easter weekend I can remember, and even when the skies darkened on Monday afternoon no rain actually arrived. Set up was on Thursday night, and was much harder then we expected, firstly it was not apparent which gate we where supposed to be using, so a lot of time was wasted driving round the site before we could find the rest of the group, then there was no vehicle access was allowed on site meaning that all the kit had to be carried through a small side gateway in the dark. The group is going to have to look at making an authentic cart, to cope with sites like this in future.Read more: Warwick 2007
Although the for the Buckinghams the seasons has already started, for the Wars of the Roses Federation 2007 started with a training event at Blore Heath on another swelteringly hot April weekend.
The Buckinghams were only in attendance for the Sunday of the event, so only the local members attended with Cleggy and Vicky probably travelling the furthest from Rochdale.
By 11 o’clock Alex, Allan, Jane, Chris, Andi, Cleggy, Vicky, Paul, Joanne and myself had arrived and congregated in the barn, along with the latest recruit to our merry band, Kyle Glover. We spent a little while chatting to Kyle about what to expect before we changed into our medieval kit. The blokes then donned armour for a short drill session to warm us up just in case the temperature of about 27 degrees Celsius alone was not enough.