Ulfhrafnar try to recreate life of a 9th century Viking household. In our camp you will find crafts workers, food preparation and warriors doing show-and-tell with weapons and armour where children and adults alike can get to pose with helmet, shield and a weapon, and ask questions to the warriors. We will also give a combat display where we show how the various weapons would have been used
‘Chanz des Reis’ (Norman French meaning ‘Song of the Kings’) is a British historical re-enactment society recreating civilian, military and ecclesiastical life during the Norman, Angevin to Plantagenet period (mid 11th to mid 13th centuries). Our period of interest is 1066 to 1266, covering the reigns of William the Conqueror to Henry III, with a particular interest in the Anglo-Norman to Angevin period of 1135 to 1216.
Airborne Pathfinders Living History Group
Our WW2 living history portrayal is of the Airborne “Pathfinder” Units the 21st and 22nd Independent Parachute Company which were attached to the main British Airborne Divisions during WW2.The main aims of our living history group is to keep this history alive and not let it be forgotten especially what these brave men accomplished during the Second World War. Using period uniforms and genuine WW2 equipment and arms we show to the public an accurate portrayal and bring to new generations what life was like as a British Airborne soldier during WW2.
The Benson Veteran Cycle Club
The Benson Veteran Cycle Rally is held on the 1st Sunday in July each year, which was started by Ned Passey by saving a penny farthing which was going to be thrown out by his father. Fifty-nine years later, Ned has built up a personal collection of over 450 historic bicycles.
About two or three years before we started the rally, my father owned a penny farthing and was taking it from his house to the scrapyard.
It had been stored in an outbuilding, the roof had collapsed, and it was going out with a lot of other stuff as scrap.
I rescued it, restored it, and rode it in a rally in Ripley (in Surrey). My friends wanted to ride as well, so we decided to set a rally up here.
It has just gone on and on. I never ever thought it would last for so many years.
We hold various events throughout the year combining static displays and rides