Re-enactment has Battery set for war

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A re-enactment society are preparing to take people back in time to show how communities coped during the two world wars.

Re-enactors will descend on Blyth Battery on May 18 and 19 where there will be vintage vehicles and displays exhibiting not only the military way of living, but how the public lived and made it through the war years of both WW1 and WW2.

There will be re-creations of events of the time, as well as artillery, mortars and grenades, as well as machine guns, living history displays and military vehicles including an original 1944 American M24 ‘Chaffee’ light tank.

Blyth Battery volunteer mary Allison said: “We are all very excited about this year’s event. It will be truly spectacular with what we and the re-enactors have planned.

“I am especially looking forward to the Beach battles and the Musical entertainment, with Colin Bourdaic and his tribute to George Formby and local girl Chloe Watson keeping everyone entertained throughout the weekend.

“I hope the weather is kind to us and people are able to come along and enjoy a really great weekend.”

Arthur Cranson, Northumberland County Council’s coastal warden, added: “The battle scenes, in particular are going to be spectacular to behold.

“All the re-enactors and living historians who come along with their weapons and displays do so voluntarily so please respect them and their possessions and be careful whilst going around.”