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Stonham Barns Park hosts History Alive weekend, complete with simulated battles and re-enactments.




This weekend, the sounds of battle from across the centuries will ring out at Stonham Barns Park during two days of historical re-enactments.

History Alive will provide thrilling combat displays featuring gunpowder and simulated fighting, along with living history encampments on Saturday and Sunday, featuring everything from Viking warriors and American settlers to Second World War German infantry, 12th century crusaders and more.

Re-enactment groups from various periods of time will offer complete living history experiences from Dark Age medicine, tribal food and drink to other crafts and skills, along with armour, weaponry demonstrations and archery lessons. There will also be period music and entertainment to suit all ages.

Battle simulations will be a key part of the weekend. Photo by Stonham Barns Park.
Battle simulations will be a key part of the weekend. Photo by Stonham Barns Park.

Events manager David Sandpearl said: “This is another memorable day out for people of all ages. The venue will be transported back in time for a weekend – and will make for colourful, nostalgic and action-packed family entertainment.”

Craft and re-enactment traders will be at the show, plus vendors serving food and drink all day.

Tickets cost £10 per person, with free admission for under-12s. Camping options are available. To find out more, go online to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111.

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