Victorian soldiers re-enactment weekend at Claremont

Immerse yourself in a weekend military history, brought to you by The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment Re-enactment Society

Re-enactment society dressed as Victorian soldiers

Step back in time on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018, for a weekend of marvellous military history. Taking place each day between 10.30am and 4.30pm, this is a free event for all our visitors (normal admission charges apply).

The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment

Our re-enactors are unique in portraying both the regular and volunteer battalions of one of the British Army's oldest regiments. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment was founded in 1661 as the Tangier Regiment, and still exists today as part of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment.

You’ll be able to see the Regiment portrayed as it would have been in the late Victorian era between 1879 and 1883, complete with iconic scarlet tunics. Visit the British and Boer camps to see the soldiers preparing for battle, and listen to a talk from each side about the uniforms, equipment and tactics that they used during this period.

The main event

Watch the two sides come together for an awesome display of military might, sure to go off with a bang. Elsewhere in our grounds, meet the civilian ladies and gentlemen of Victorian England and the soldier's wives and sweethearts. They’ll be promenading around our landscaped gardens, safe in the knowledge that their heroes are keeping the Empire safe.

 

Timetable 

  • 10.30 - Event begins
  • 11.30 - Talk: Uniforms, equipment & tactics (Approx 20 mins)
  • 14.00 - Battle display in the amphitheatre. (Approx 30 mins)
  • 16.30 - Event ends – note that public may still be in the site until 6pm.
Meet the Boers as well as the British
Re-enactment society dressed as Boer soldiers
Meet the Boers as well as the British

More on our re-enactors

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