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.

Peto’s People

Lowestoft

Samuel Morton Peto is credited as being the maker of modern Lowestoft. This “Peto’s People” group seeks to learn what domestic life was like around the 1847 period, by shared research, in order to create living history impressions for participation in local history re-enactments.

  • Public Display

Legio Secunda Augusta

England

Roman living history society. We cover the military, gladiator and civilian aspects of Roman life. We also provide an amazing static display of roman buildings.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Freedom is Progress

Nationwide

Women’s Suffrage Living History Group. Representing the women’s suffrage movement between 1900 and 1918.

  • Public Display
  • Film Work

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