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Regimental finery at Shibden

Recruiting the Redcoats event at Shibden Hall.
Jayne Booth, left, and Jane Bickerton prepare food.

Recruiting the Redcoats event at Shibden Hall. Jayne Booth, left, and Jane Bickerton prepare food.

Shibden Hall was the scene of the Recruiting the Redcoats event which showcased what military and civilian life was like 200 years ago.

There were talks and demonstrations on soldiers’ and civilian life throughout the two-day event plus a chance to take part in broomstick drill.

Richard Macfarlane, museums manager at Calderdale Museums, said: “We staged this event as a way of attracting people to our annual pass, which we launched last year.

“We had the 33rd Foot Re-enactment Group who recreated a unit in the British Army from the period of the Battle of Waterloo - that unit went on to become the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment which is now part of the Yorkshire Regiment.

“There were lots of other activities across the weekend including pole waving, soldiers polishing their kit, a leather worker and an officer recreating being in his office doing his paperwork.

“We had around 200 visitors over the two days and received some very good feedback.

“Some people said they would like to see some musket firing and that is something we may look to include for future events.”

 

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