Join us at Bodmin Keep for a series of Napoleonic Era Drill Practice Days with the fantastic Living History group the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot.
Bodmin Keep has been the historic home of Cornwall’s Regiments for over 150 years. These dates will see history come to life as one of Cornwall’s finest Regiments is brought back to it’s spiritual home, for a series of drill practice days where the group will fine tune their techniques, and demonstrate their military marching and drill displays.
Visitors can meet the 32nd of Foot and see their marching and drill displays on the following dates:
- Sunday 14th January 2018 – Marching and drill display at 14:00.
- Sunday 11th February 2018 (February Half Term) – Marching and drill display at 12:00 and 14:00. Special family fun Half Term activities inside the museum.
Please note: The group use real and replica historic weaponry, and may hold firing demonstrations on any of the above dates; therefore there may be loud noises which visitors with dogs and/or small children may wish to consider before visiting. For more information please contact us in advance of your visit.
If you’re interested in historic weaponry, did you know that Cornwall’s Regimental Museum has one of the finest collections of weaponry in the South West? Our impressive armoury is open to the public, and on selected dates we also offer Special Gun Handling Sessions: see more details here.
More about the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot Living History Group:
‘Our group strives to open up the world of living history to everyone. We aim to portray all aspects of life in the Regiment, not just the rank and file. We welcome camp followers, traders, surgeons… any one who would like to take part in living history! The original 32nd regiment achieved great triumphs and suffered great loss. We try and recreate the regiment as it was between 1808 and 1815 by showing both the social life in camp and the military life in battle. We have come together through many different interests; from military history, Regency life-style, model-making to historic firearms. All are determined to have fun recreating the noblest period of English history.’
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