Part of the Roundhead Association in the English Civil War Society
We will provide:
The service of our members, their arms (cannon, pike, musket, swords, etc.), equipment and costume.
A commentator for drill displays and battles.
Guides for a Living History camp.
A script - although this will be arranged with you.
Liaison with the authorities concerning the use, provision and storage of Black Powder and firearms.
Public Liability insurance (this only covers the actions of members within the public area and during displays).
A Risk Assessment of the site - a copy of this will be made available to you.
Dependent upon the type of event you wish to stage, you may need to provide:
Adequate space for the event (see general guidelines below).
A modern campsite large enough to hold the participants. The modern campsite should have toilets and water and should be secure. If possible, the campsite should be near to the display area.
If a Living History is staged, firewood will be required and, if possible, permission should be obtained for a fire pit to be dug (this will be filled in and turfs replaced post event).
A PA system (preferably with a wandering microphone).
Barriers / ropes. Our members will be happy to set them up but you will need to supply the equipment.
Marshals / Stewards may be required to ensure that the public do not cross the safety barriers.
First Aid for the event (usually St. John’s Ambulance). This would be a requirement for the public in any instance and usually one team is sufficient to cover the public and participants.
Arrangements for rubbish collection. We will clear our camp sites but a skip or collection point will be required.
Publicity – whilst we can provide input, you will need to undertake any publicity required for the event. Local press are a great way of getting your event noticed (a sample of press coverage of previous events is included within this website and is also reproduced in the guide).
Typical Space Requirements:
The School Visit - A large classroom or lecture area and if musket firing is included, a large outside area.
Living History - Enough space for the camp, adjacent to any display area and preferably accessible to vehicles for ease of set up.
Drill Display - An arena, at least 30-40 metres square. The cannon requires 50 metres clear range to fire.
Skirmish / Large Battle - 30 acres to stage a large battle (as many as 600 soldiers, all arms). 20 acres for members to camp on, obviously, this will be dependent upon the scale of the battle you wish to stage.