Ickworth House Bury St Edmunds 2014

This event was a training event billed as the opening to Waterloo200 the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo

Our first event of the season and time to drill in the grounds of Ickworth House

Our first event of the season and time to drill in the grounds of Ickworth House

Time to iron out all the potential hiccups for the following days battle

Time to iron out all the potential hiccups for the following days battle

 

All laid up to fire on the newly restored church

All laid up to fire on the newly restored church

A group of scouts attended the event with a project to gain information about re enactment so Nick obliges with gun drill.

A group of scouts attended the event with a project to gain information about re enactment so Nick obliges with gun drill.

The crew stand poised ready for action

The crew stand poised ready for action

The British arrive on the battlefield and are spotted by Romain

The British arrive on the battlefield and are spotted by Romain

We open fire on the advancing British.

We open fire on the advancing British.

The cannon spits out flame towards the advancing troops

The cannon spits out flame towards the advancing troops

Still the British advance.

Still the British advance.

Time to get out of the mire.

Time to get out of the mire. For re enactment safety the British are to close to fire in real life we would have stood our ground or left earlier.

At the end of the event all are recovered and ready to pose for pictures

At the end of the event all are recovered and ready to pose for pictures