Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 3rd October, 2013)
Civil War Re-Enactment
am not a fan of these last 3 piks
Very nice Ernest.....colours are magnificent....cheers!!!
Not as good as the wild life ,3 of the same thing is a bit much
Another nice shot from the day.
Is that the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr. Warren J. Smith, inspecting the troops? I didn't kow he was going to be there.
why has one man got orange legs? :-)I've liked all these photos
Ernest,good photograph,I've enjoyed the coverage on P-a-D of the. occasion . I'm sure next years event will be better attended
because of these contributions, well done to you, and the two Davids.
Kath, they were white until he washed them with an orange jumper.
Excellent pics of activities in the Town Centre of Wigan
kath - I think he's in the wrong Civil War - redlegs were in the American Civil War.
Jonesy dads army. they don't like it up em
3 days on the trot it's getting beyond a joke now .
Dirty harry's right you know, it tends to get boring.
I guess the "Battle of Market Place" is over. The blues won three days in a row.
If anyone is interested in Civil War Dress (as per this photo) .... "Only one unit – Lord Brooke’s foot was distinctive as an individual unit as it wore purple"
As for photos on the same theme: it does show how locations in the town centre are being used, particularly how the Wiend area is used for various events (see other P-a-Ds 11/12/13 Sept.)
Can we give these pics a rest now??
Dave (Oy); Extract from :-
Posted on September 26, 2013 by Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote.
This Saturday: we’ll be fighting in Wigan!
At 11am this Saturday, musketeers will fire down from Wigan Parish Church tower before a drill display in Market Place, with musketry and pikes. This will be followed by a parade of soldiers up Standishgate to Market Place, led by the Mayor and Mayoress, and Yvonne Fovargue MP.
At 12.30pm there will be cameos at the living history camp on The Wiend / Piazza, followed at 1.45pm by a visit by the Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester George Almond CBE OStJ DL MSc. Musketeers will again fire down from Wigan Parish Church tower. Children welcome to take part in drill and there will be a skirmish on Market Place/Piazza with muskets, pikes, swords and hand to hand combat.
For a video of part of the re-enactment, see:-
they need to get a job these lot