Our autumnal 1830s Victorian event at Willow Hall was blessed with decidedly non-British weather, with the exception of a very brief, very light drizzle, during what has been a soggy, wet summer overall. A strong turnout of our members made an excellent day of living history interpretation, with a particular emphasis on military drills, marching, and firing exercises. As always, our gracious hosts at Willow Hall made a wonderful experience for us and for the members of the public who came to see our encampment. L. Cpl. Tom capably handled our section and the day's army exercises culminated in a speed firing demonstration to see who could load and fire the most rounds within 60 seconds. Our ladies were on hand, providing excellent company and working on their own projects. We had a surgical discussion with our regimental doctor at 2:30 and then at 3pm, the event began to wind down with everyone invited to enjoy a tea with snacks and refreshments. We struck the camp at 4pm and managed to have everything packed away with time to spare for the incoming rainy weather. All in all, an excellent time for everyone involved.
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