Our flagship event at Batemans, Burwash, East Sussex takes place this weekend. Quite possibly the largest collection of WW1 living history in The UK, this event will satisfy even the most curious thirst for knowledge. With talks about everything from Bombs to Bacon, our display will include an infantry training assault, our RFC Nieuport aircraft, cavalry displays by Skinners Horse and kit and uniformed personnel from the armies of a number of Great War participant nations. It is not to be missed!
For more information and directions, click HERE
We've already been up to a lot this year so far - with an awful lot of events still to come. Here's a an update on The 10th Essex for 2015:
Woodland Trust, Epsom, Surrey:
Our good friends at The Woodland Trust granted us the honour of establishing a Great War encampment as part of the opening of their "Memorial Wood" at Langley Vale in Epsom, Surrey. Not only was this a wonderful opportunity for living history by The 10th Essex but we had the added nerve-jangles of a visit of Patron HRH The Princess Royal to the venue.
Reigate Fort, Surrey:
We enjoy every event that we attend - but there are a couple that we like because we have built up a particularly good relationship with the sites and the organisations that run them. Reigate Fort is one such - and our Saturday night barbecues are always a good way to unwind, talk all things "Great War" and catch up with our National Trust hosts.
Damyns Hall - Essex:
We are never put off by bad weather - and so we took part at an event at Damyns Hall near Hornchurch in Essex, despite the drizzle.
Here is Acting Sergeant Weaver explaining the development of British kit during The Great War.
...You do have to feel for Corporal Tony Weaver for agreeing to demonstrate temperate uniform!
In April 1915 The British Army marched through Caterham in an effort to increase recruitment into their fold. 100 years later members of The 10th Essex helped to commemorate the march with other organisations. The whole of Caterham turned out to watch the march-past.
A lovely afternoon - and even the weather was good!
You can read more about the event here (Adobe Acrobat required)