19 Great images as Easter gets off to a bang inside Fort Nelson

FAMILIES were given an explosive start to their Easter weekend as a team of enthusiasts brought the Napoleonic wars to life at a fort.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 12:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 12:43 pm
Firepower at Invasion at Fort Nelson. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Firepower at Invasion at Fort Nelson. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

Costumed re-enactors from three military groups took residence inside the Royal Armouries’ museum at Fort Nelson on Saturday to teach visitors about life on the battlefield in the 19th century.

L-R) Cammoron Kinnear (as a Corporal, Royal Horse Artillary), Janet Mummery (as Lady Ross) and Russell Chisnall (Gunner, Royal Horse Artillary) are all local re-enactors and members of 'Ubique Right of Line'. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Camp follower Nicky Mossman. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

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Re-enactors (L-R) Jerry Sperring (Major, Royal Artillary), Adrian Lobb (Colonel, 3rd Foot Guards), Chris Osward (Lieutenant, 3rd Foot Guards). Picture: Duncan Shepherd
(R) Gerry Sperring (Major, Royal Artillary) briefs members of the public during an ordinance demonstration. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Tara Reeves (cen. L) (Trooper, Royal Horse Artillary) with Martin Reeves (Private, 3rd 95th Rifles). Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Firearms demonstration by 3rd 95th Rifles. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Seth Ord (9yrs) tries on period head gear from the Roya lHorse Artillary. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
The Colenel's table - (L-R) Helen Ardle (maid), Adrian Lobb (Colonel, 3rd Foot Guards) Kate Lobb (colonel's wife) and Chris Osward (lieutenant, 3rd Foot Guard). Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Alan Hiron in the role of French 'Artillary d'Marine' and P.O.W. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Re-enactor Roger Glancefield (L) chats with history enthusiast Paul Cornes. Paul is visiting from Devon Plymouth and is a volunteer at Crownhill Fort, Plymouth. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
(L-R) Ethan Bonynge-Kitching (7yrs) wearing Sergeant Roger Glancefield's Royal Artillary head gear. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Firearms demonstration by 3rd 95th Rifles. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
What life was like at the turn of the 19th century when the French emperor Napoleon had his sights set on invasion! Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Napoleon had his sights set on invasion! Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson Invasion! Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Firing at Royal Armoury Museum, Fort Nelson, Fareham. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Easter weekend, the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Private Martin Reeves, 3rd 95th Rifles. Picture: Duncan Shepherd