We had the pleasure of attending a great day of military re-enactments at the Moira Furnace this weekend. Despite living 100 miles away, this was my second weekend in a row visiting Moira as it has become a favourite destination for me and my family, especially since one of our favourite campsites, the Camping and Caravan Club side, is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk away at Conkers, making it an ideal place to stay.
I must admit, I was initially hesitant about attending the re-enactments, as my previous experience with such events was many years ago, and it left me with the impression that it was just a group of adults running around in fancy dress. However, this time was completely different. The re-enactments were so realistic that as I approached the check point, I thought they had drafted in serving soldiers from the paras, and this experience continued throughout the day. It was fantastic, and everyone played their part so professionally.
The weekend was filled with exciting activities, and I had the pleasure of meeting some lovely people. The Living History UK team, led by Steve, Pete, and Dom, should be commended for the fantastic job they did in organizing the event at the Moira Furnace. Their attention to detail was evident in the realistic and immersive experience they created for attendees.
As I enjoyed the event, I took the opportunity to capture the moment by taking over 340 images. I have compiled these images into a video which I encourage you to watch while sipping your favourite beverage. Overall, it was a great day, and I look forward to attending similar events in the future.