There will be an even larger living history programme than before – and from the Stone Age through to the Second World War. Our living historians will be camped throughout the length and breadth of the site. Those arriving will be met by Stone Age and Iron Age settlements, then our ‘street of time’ will take people from the Romans through to Medieval, Tudor, Civil War, Napoleonic, Victorian, the First and Second World Wars and Wartime Farming. Events will be listed both by time and time-period and will include live demonstrations from Elizabethan cookery to Roman road building, and ghoulish 19th century body-snatching to First World War medical care and surgery. We will also be displaying the UK’s only mechanically running Red Army T-34 tank. Our living historians will be grilled by historians on hand to ask them questions and also to help direct those of the watching public.
At the weekend, the site will swell with a much larger living history encampment than we have had for a long time. Each group will be carrying out their own activities and everyone is welcome to pause and watch and ask whatever questions they might have.