|Part of his collection|
He has quite the varied menu of activities to choose from, so you can customize your visit to your group and their interests/strengths. He was also a drama/English lit teacher so school groups can do dramatics as well as trench raids, casualty clearing and battlefield archaeology. For some community service/team building and a re-enactment of WW1 Fatigue Parties, we helped him build a set for an upcoming drama group.
|Fatigues, an essential part of the Western Front experience.|
He also demonstrates the basics of bayonet drill (with a Ross rifle), and has some unique 'rock-paper-scissors' rules worked out so the kids can bayonet duel without actually coming into contact and knocking any one's teeth out with their wood and plastic tube dummy rifles.
|Non-contact bayonet duel|
We then moved onto some fun living history activities. This involved a lot of lobbing dummy grenades made from foam and duct tape at each other and generally having a good time. First they took turns clearing each other out of the village we had just built.
|"German" bombers with buckets of dummy stick grenades|
|Defending a house|
|Waiting for the attack|
|Nice trench, just needs more mud and rats|
|Defending a barricade|
|Attackers moving up|
|Cadets, playing in the dirt.|
|Remains of a French rifle|
|An old helmet|
To arrange your own visit, you can email Mr. Robin-Barker James at firstname.lastname@example.org.