The Festival of History held at Chalke Valley was another new experience. This was a multi-period event involving all periods and about 200 re-enactors. We took part in the afternoon skirmish on both days but this was mainly about living history and bringing to life the history books being promoted at the festival. It was held in the beautiful surroundings of the Chalke Valley, which is a protected area. The weather was reasonable for a change with no rain, but it was chilly for June.