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.

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

Fort Cumberland Guard

WW1 Remembrance Centre, Bastion, 6 Airport Service Rd, Portsmouth, PO3 5PJ.

We are proudly keep history alive by depicting ‘The Royal Marines’ of the 1830s and 1860s. Started in 1963 by members of the ‘Fort Cumberland Preservation Society’, we are possibly the oldest re-enactment / display unit in the UK. We have 3 groups: infantry, artillery and Corp of Drums.

  • Public Display
  • Film Work

Tastes Through Time Ltd

Nationwide

At Tastes through Time, our fervor lies in exploring history, particularly the experiences of ordinary women from the late medieval era to World War II. Delving into social and domestic spheres, we uncover the lives and resilience of these women.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

Malta Command World War 2 Living History Group

Malta

Malta Command portrays the life, uniforms and equipment of the two Maltese Regiments serving with the British Army during WWII. We also provide accurate and well researched re-enactments of 185 SQN RAF, the Royal Navy, The Border Regiment, and Elements of the LRDG. Static displays, battle scenarios, drill and light anti-aircraft firing sequences.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work

HMS Wales Re-enactment Society

Wales

HMS Wales is a Navy Reenactment group. With members from across the UK, we aim to portray the lives of those who served in the Royal Navy during the age of sail and Admiral Nelson’s career. We mostly portray a group of Sea Fencibles (coastal defence), the Homeguard of the Napoleonic Wars, but also act as a landing party of the Royal Navy.

  • Public Display
  • School Display
  • Film Work