Hello, hello! We’re back again after a bit of a blog hiatus, sorry about that! We’re all back on track and will be keeping you updated with what we get up to over the Summer.
Late MayBank Holiday events are always a major affair for the society and having only seen each other 4 weeks previously at our event at Kenilworth, it was lovely to see each other again so soon.
The Wiltshire location was beautiful and the battle took place in front of the house and we had to cross the estate’s private air strip to get from our campsite to the field!
Our next event is very nearly here and it’s the first Major Muster of the season! We’re all getting very excited and ready to take to the field and fight hard once again on the Sunday and Monday of this upcoming Bank Holiday Weekend.
This weekend, you’ll find us at the beautiful Charlton Park estate, just near Malmesbury in Wiltshire. The ancestral home of the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, this beautiful house was built out of the Abbey of Malmesbury when it was sold off in 1539 at the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Last weekend, the regiment headed out for the first of two events we are taking part in at English Heritage properties this year. As the hosts, we had a lot to do but it was a great weekend and we had lots of fun.
With the help of our friends in Lisles regiment, De Gommes reigment and some people from the Kings Guard and Houghtons regiments, we had a great weekend enjoying some fantastic public engagment and some more light-hearted battling at the beautiful Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens in Warwickshire.
This weekend the Regiment will be heading out for the first big event of the year. We’ll be heading to the beautiful Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire for a two day event as Kenilworth is besieged! We’ll be portraying 17th Century life within the walls of the castle and throughout the day skirmishes will break out as the castles walls are attacked.
The partially ruined castle will provide a stunning backdrop to the event and the Elizabethan Gardens, 17th Century Hedge Maze and castle towers will provide plenty of other things to see and do during the day.
At the end of May we went off to our first Major Muster of the year which took place at Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire. This gorgeous house was the home of famous poet Lord Byron and has provided the back drop to a couple more of our big events over the past few years so it was nice to be back in familiar territory.
The regiment had a lovely time seeing each other again all together for the first time this season and a couple of good battles coupled with good weather made for a great weekend.
It’s been a busy few months for Newcastle’s and it’s about time we updated you on what’s been going on! Over the next few days and weeks we will let you know about the fun we’ve been having and what we’ve got coming up as we get stuck into the rest of this campaigning season.
Back in May, we headed to Bolsover Castle, spiritual home of the regiment for an event with English Heritage. Bolsover Castle is a beautiful castle in the Derbyshire Countryside that was the playboy home of William Cavendish before the war before becoming a relaxing home for himself and his second wife once they returned from exile in France in the 1660s. It provided two great days of Living History and skirmishing and a lovely time was had by all.
Unfortunately, our usual blog writing fairy couldn’t make it to this event, so Graham stepped up to write a short round up of events.
It was the first proper event of the year for Newcastles Regiment this weekend and we were very lucky to be involved with a big event in Newark, Nottinghamshire.