Attention to detail

The thing that impressed us the most about the Yorkshire Wartime event that we visited was the superb attention to detail in all of the encampments. There were so many things to look at, from the period typewriters and beds to the maps, replicas of the Enigma machines, and the huge number of vehicles that were there.

This shows amazing dedication to the hobby, medieval re-enactment is an expensive hobby but we saw vehicles that were for sale for £45,000 and there is the cost of transporting, running and maintaining them as well.

There were such a wide variety of camps, from both sides of WW1 and WW2 as well as replicas of trenches, hospital stations, desert settings, such as lot of hard work had gone into the event and we really appreciated that. We had some lovely chats with people, especially with a group who had been excavating a WW1 training camp in North Wales and had so many original finds from the rubbish dump there.

There was also the battle with very impressive pyrotechnics that created this huge smoke ring in the sky, which lasted for ages,

There was also the chance to admire the camper vans and caravans as we stayed over in the public camping field, these were two of my favourite for their size and cuteness.

We also went to the Saturday night dance which was brilliant fun. A really lovely way to end my time with Ellen. As of this week I am on my four week camping tour, visiting Devon, meeting up with my sister Jacky for some time with her in her camper van, and then two weeks in West and North Wales which I am very much looking forward to.

I will try and post as much as I can, I have yet to work out how to do that on a tablet but have a few days in apartments in between the camping so when I have access to electricity I will see what I can do.

In the meantime I hope that you all have fun, take care, stay safe and thanks for visiting.

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