UK were again organising this last event on behalf of
Nottinghamshire County Council at the Sherwood Forest Visitor
Centre. We had been asked if we would like to attend this event
earlier in the year as it was a multi period weekend of displays
and Living History groups who were attending to exhibit a multi
period set in the woods around the famous Major Oak tree.
was to be at the time of writing to be the last one here as the
Council are going to re-develop the site
We set off
in convoy from Mansfield on Saturday the 4th of
October with two Landrover Snatch and one winterised land rover.
weather was not too good but off we travelled anyway.
been granted permission to set up within the actual visitor
centre which became very busy especially on the Sunday when the
weather changed to a very nice day.
Rob’s CAV100’s Landrover snatch vehicles certainly attracted a
lot of admiring photographers and their transformations from
desert back to Northern Ireland for which duty they were
specifically designed for. We were joined by Chris and Tim and
everyone got stuck in!
all laid out and everyone ready the public and other re-enactors
soon came round and were admiring the various display’s
especially the weapons and ancillary kit displays.
did a great job supporting both the radio display and the
weapons and kit displays and kept very busy
British Legion Poppy Donation buckets as always received a
welcome by the general public and many donations into the sealed
display’s combined with the professional of the group’s members
really shone through and positive comments were received from
the public and the park rangers. The high level of interaction
with the public really paid off as usual with us now in a big
and final day went as soon as it arrived with another very
successful result especially as the weather was good and this
resulted in a high number of visitors.
again a very well structured, executed event with maximum effort
from everyone who contributed and attended the event it did make
a huge difference to the quality of our group display which was
clearly reflected in the comments we received.
A big pat
on the back for everyone is justly deserved.
Big thanks to Howard from Event Plan and the
Rangers of the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre for their
assistance when needed especially as this is highly likely not
to be repeated here.