Reenactors Directory

Over the years we have received many requests from schools, media companies and historic venues for details of re-enactors, in order to help to bring alive the various period events that they wished to stage. In addition, many individuals have contacted us looking for similar information concerning societies and associations in which they can join, to share in the fun, interest and passion of a specific historic era.

In response to this demand, we have created a directory of UK-based living history societies and associations, complete with web links and contact details as appropriate. Each groups availability for public and school displays as well as film work is also indicated.

29th Field Kitchen

North East England

The Field Kitchen offers a unique experience, bringing wartime cooking techniques to life. We cook on authentic cookers, using original recipes, displaying period equipment and rationed items. Uniformed members of the group are always available to share their considerable knowledge and answer any questions the public may have.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Royal Sussex Living History Group

West Sussex

Keeping alive the Sussex County regiment from the Victorian era to WW2. With a large collection of small arms, the Sgt instructor of musketry will show the progress of design through these periods. When visiting schools, we aim to teach through a hands-on approach, including rifle training and a large handling collection.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

OPFOR Soviet Living History

Northern England

Soviet Cold War Era living history group. Covering the periods from 1960s to the late 80s, we aim to educate and entertain, carrying out Soviet / Warsaw Pact weapons displays at public events across the UK.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Somerset Light Infantry LHG

Middlezoy Aerodrome (Somerset)

We are a WW2 living history group based around the Somerset Light Infantry (4th Battalion). We travel all over the southwest and Wales with our groups Dodge truck in order to help educate people of the British Light Infantryman of WW2.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Swords of Penda

Hertfordshire

We are an historical re-enactment, living history and character roleplaying society in north Herts, England. We focus on the Anglo Saxon period from the end of the Romans in Britain 450CE up to the mid-8th century with a focus on the reign on Penda in the 7th century.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Escafeld Mediaeval

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Escafeld Mediaeval Society is a 13th century re-enactment group based in Sheffield. We perform all over the country working with English Heritage and Cadw. We perform a 13th century tournament with full weight weapons and the fights are not choreographed as we train very hard in the winter months.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

326AEB – D-Day

Southwest, Somerset.

A depiction of a lesser known unit of a famous WWII division, the U.S Paratrooper Engineers of the 101st Airborne, historically re-enacted by a small group using original uniforms and equipment. Displays from a one man, “walking museum” to a small battalion Command Post in the setting of Normandy on D-Day +10.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work