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Highwayman reenactment day goes with a bang
CHILTERN Open Air Museum was overrun
with rogues and thieves as visitors got a taste of living history and met the dreaded highwaymen of the 18th century.
There were thrilling displays of drill and firepower from the Redcoat soldiers, trying to keep the peace as it was demonstrated that behind the Georgian elegance there was an everyday world inhabited by ordinary people trying to make an honest, and dishonest, living.
George Hunt, visitor services team leader at Chiltern Open Air Museum said: “This is always a popular event thanks to a fantastic group of re-enactors making the most of the Museum’s diverse site.
He added: “Anyone can read about highwaymen in books, but it’s really rewarding to see visitors being informed and inspired by having re-enactors standing before them.”
The independent, outdoor museum also hosted informative displays by an authentic barber-surgeon and visitors learnt about everyday activities like cooking, and crafts like tailoring and smithing.
It was an entertaining and educational day out for the whole family and there are more re-enactment events planned at the popular museum throughout August for visitors of all ages.