Napoleonic Re-enactment: Huntingdon, 20 July 2019

Over the weekend of 20-21 July, a Napoleonic Re-enactment was taking place in Huntingdon as part of the Huntingdonshire History Festival in July 2019.

Re-enactors and support teams were camped out at Riverside Park, the day began with a raising of the Union Flag before heading into the Town Centre.

Flying the Union Flag at the start of the day

As an ex member of the Royal Navy, the Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Karl Webb, was pleased to catch up with some shipmates from the Napoleonic era.

Cllr Karl Webb and members of the Royal Navy

On the Saturday morning a trial took place in the Town Hall, court no 1. Residents and visitors were able to watch as a case unfolded and resulted in the sentancing of the accused.

A trial taking place in Court no One

On Market Hill, the community were able to watch some drills, and even provided training for the children.

Drill practice on Market Hill

In All Saints Church there were plenty of activities for the children, from Brass rubbings and painting minature pictures, all were having fun.

The Deputy Mayoress and Sephie Hall having fun in All Saints’ Church

In the afternoon, a full Battle took place between the British and French forces at Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

A Battle at Hinchingbrooke Country Park

After the battle it was time to return to camp to lower the Union Flag and relax for the evening.

Lowering the Union Flag at the end of the day

On the Sunday, the events were repeated with the addition of a church service attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Huntingdon, Cllr Steve McAdam and Audrey McAdam. A great weekend’s entertainment and one that we look forward to seeing again next year.

A full gallery of images from the Saturday are shown below: