Re-enacting Saint George's day at Wrest Park for me will always bring back memories of looking after a 5 month old Benjamin Services at his first event, trying to ensure his fair skin did not burn too badly in the heat. Unfortunately this was 4 years later, the same April weekend was bitterly cold and damp, I suppose that was good news for some of the traders there though, as there seemed to be a never ending line of re-enactors returning from the market carrying bundles of army surplus blankets, or animal skins to wrap up warm in.
The basic re-enactment outline was the same as last time. A drill and military games display in the morning, Two "Saint George and the dragon" pageants, and a parade to finish off the day, this made it quite a relaxing day, with plenty of time in camp to talk to the public and catch up with fellow re-enactors. Hill made a long awaited return, and we also welcome another brave new member to the Retinue, Nicola Stokes, who survived the cold, damp, a knock she took in the week before the event, and still left promising to attend another event some time soon.