Re-Enactors 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.

Wythe Retinue

Midlands

An English household during the Wars of the Roses. Our re-enactments and educational presentations bring 15th century social, military and political history to life.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Maranella

Chester (Nationwide)

Maranella costumed medieval minstrels sing and play music from about 1200 to 1500 on authentic copies of medieval and early renaissance instruments including citole, bagpipes, recorders and lute.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Hildsvin

Devon, Somerset and East Cornwall

We faithfully recreate the Saxon & Viking cultures of the Dark Ages in re-enactments and living history demonstrations throughout the year. Our aim is to provide an educational and entertaining portrayal of this tumultuous period in our nation’s past.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

6th Guards Airborne Division

Southern England

A recently formed 2nd World War living history group, displaying uniforms and equipment used by the VDV aka Soviet Paratroopers in 1939 – 1945. Our duty is to portray the daily life of the average Soviet paratrooper assigned to the 6th Guards Airborne Division.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Gloriana Living History

West Midlands

Starting from a fascination with the court of Elizabeth I, we now provide dance displays from late Medieval, through Tudor and Elizabethan periods. We use high status costume to make a stunning display, but our members are all very knowledgeable and approachable.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Citizen Soldiers Living History Group

Southern England & Midlands

We are a group of dedicated living historians who use original artefacts and carefully researched reproduced equipment to accurately portray the American infantrymen of the Second World War. We can portray various units from the North African, Sicilian, Italian, Normandy, Belgian and German Campaigns.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

The 10th Essex Living History Group

South of England

We are a military display and living history group depicting the British Soldier in the Great War of 1914 – 1918. The group aims to provide a well informed and balanced ‘Visual Remembrance’ of those brave men of the Battalion and others who served in the British Armed Forces throughout the conflict.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work