Re-enactor Info

This page contains information mainly for our re-enactors – times, places, what to bring, where to meet, etc.

  • Info for Organisers January 15, 2017 lowdhamstationIf you organise a 1940s event, you may like to have a look at our new page, at the bottom of the ‘About Us’ menu, or here: nfs-afs.org.uk/about/info-for-organisers/ I wouldn’t look at the casualty folder of photos just before a meal! Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading...
  • Air Raid at Quorn Station, GCR 4th-5th June 2016 – instructions for reenactors May 20, 2016 lowdhamstationThe display will be at 1:10pm on Saturday and Sunday in Quorn Yard in the space between the Goods Shed and Marquee. Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, LE12 8AG. The detail of the scenario is here. Please look at the GCR Wartime Weekend website here. We are planning to take the Dodge Mobile Dam as the main vehicle ...
  • Newark Air Raid 75th commemoration – final instructions February 23, 2016 lowdhamstationThe final instructions are now available to download. All participants of the event must read these carefully. Newark Air Raid Final Instructions Additionally, please let me know by 28 Feb (by email info@nfs-afs.org.uk): Your choice of what sort of casualty you would like to be, from: Lucky, Dusty, Walking wounded or Bloody Casualty. Whether you plan to come on the ...
  • 75th Anniversary Memorial Events 2016 – Newark November 27, 2015 lowdhamstation7th March 1941 saw a daring raid by two German bombers on Ransome and Marles, the vital bearing factory in Newark. We are working with the events team at Newark Air Museum on a one day event on Sunday 6thMarch 2016, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Luftwaffe attack on the Ransome & Marles bearing factory. This commemoration ...
  • UXB On the Home Front at Rufford Abbey 26-27 Sept 2015 September 21, 2015 lowdhamstationARP wardens and Police are keeping the crowds back from the UXB in the middle of the Long Meadow. One ARP warden in the raid was sure she saw three bombs fall, but only heard two explosions, and after a search, the third bomb was found. Remarkably, it had come down on a very low ...
  • Woodhall Spa Air Raid safety briefing July 7, 2015 lowdhamstation>To ALL reenactors planning to take part in the Air Raid at Woodhall Spa on 18/19 July. It is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that you attend the safety briefing at 11:00am on the day of the air raid, and that you SIGN IN on the attendance sheet. This applies to ALL reenactors. No Exceptions (unless agreed with ...
  • Newark Emergency Services Heritage Show 4-5 July July 1, 2015 lowdhamstationWe are down to do a Wartime NFS display at 12:00 and a Cold War AFS display at 15:30 on Saturday, but on Sunday the times are AFS at 10:00 and NFS immediately following at 10:40. We also hope to take part in the vehicle parade (11:10 Sat, 15:00 Sun) and put our TL in ...
  • Rufford Abbey Air Raid timeline September 26, 2014 lowdhamstationImportant note for all participants: Briefing at 10:30 in the Turning Circle (Saturday) Start at 2:30 (Both Days) Siren is start of scenario. End of siren is cue for start of V1 approach sound. ARPs look to the sky, and point to the approaching bomb. Try to all look in the same direction! Evacuees Uninjured evacuees come out as directed by ...
  • Decontaminating our gas masks September 14, 2014 lowdhamstationHaving read about the possible dangers of asbestos in WW2 gas mask filters, we decided it was time they were decontaminated to make them safe. In fact, provided the filter is in reasonable condition, it should be perfectly safe. In service-issue gas masks (as opposed to the civilian-issue) there is a fibrous material resembling cotton wool ...
  • On the Home Front at Rufford Abbey, 27/28 September September 1, 2014 lowdhamstationThe NFS & AFS Vehicles Group are again staging a major air raid on the old abbey buildings, with sirens, V1 approaching, ARP clearing the street,  a single big explosion, civilians evacuated by ARP, the NFS tackling the fire, WVS assisting with evacuees, medics treating casualties, casualties to stretchers and into ambulance. 2:30-3pm. (Being the 70th ...

 

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