Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Festival of History

The Festival of History, at Kelmarsh Hall, near Kettering. Last weekend.

Weather, very British.


and totally appropriate for the First World War trench experience



Guns for the boys




More guns




Interspersed with WWI horses







And a lot of water




Archery



Michael Morpurgo


(yes, ok, so we did sneak round the back of the marquee because all the tickets for his talk had gone even though we queued, and we did get told off by some jobsworthy English Heritage woman for standing outside the marquee and looking in (!), but I did stand my ground (since when is it a crime to stand outside a marquee?) and we did see Michael Morpurgo and it was very much worth an English Heritage bollocking to do so and I would highly recommend that anyone else does the same)




More guns






Horse, man and gun.




More horses, more men, more guns.



Oh look! Is that a gun over there?


Red flag. And gun.






Yeah, you get the idea...



Michelle Paver talking about the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness and her encounter with a bear(note: no guns)





Think I've seen this one before. I recognise the gun.



4 comments:

Carol said...

Looks like fun....are you off to HESFES next?

Big mamma frog said...

you mean the mud, the noise, the sleepless nights, the vomiting bugs...

How could one possibly miss it?

:)

homeschool family said...

Looks like you had a great time there, despite the rain. You can see the boys were really into it. x

MadameSmokinGun said...

..mud, noise, sleepless nights, vomiting bugs.... - WWI or Hesfes? See you over the top.