Visiting the Sywell Great War Show at the weekend, I was pleased to meet a group of re-enactors of WW1 history. In particular I met Anne, a lovely lady who had created a display to illustrate a WW1 casualty clearing station. Everyone involved was very helpful in my research questions and we were able to share
Sadly the weather was against us - too blustery for the Great War Display Team (and the two Lancasters could not attend, which had been a major reason for our visit), but for me it was the re-enactors who made the long journey to Northamptonshire very worthwhile.
It was particularly heartening to see families engaging with the exhibits - a really good way to learn about history.