Waltham Abbey 2010

This event is a regular event at the Waltham Abbey gunpowder mills near London. These events are run to help the Mills raise funds to restore the site to its former glory. This location is a very good day out with lots to see and lots to gain historically about the development of gunpowder and its uses. There are also lotsof wildlife trails and displays on related subjects.

 walthamcampTime to prepair the fire for lunch.

 walthamtraningTwo recruits go through the drills on the cannon.

 walthamedoubtWe have to pull the gun back to reload it and pull it up again to fire.

 walthamredoubtThere is an awful lot of heat coming out of the barrel, we managed to set the redoubt on fire!!!  oops.