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Pickering Oct 2011

Once again were were billeted at the very pleasant Pickering Castle and warmly welcomed by our English Heritage Hosts.This is an excellent event to end the season with. We had a good turn out and the weather was very kind to us. We had the usual table top and weapons displays. Corporal Dixon and Private Pyper were kept busy answering the many questions about the various weapons on show. Corporal Dixon also had a couple of drill sessions with some of the younger visitors. The training display was run twice on each day. The scenario was expanded this year to include a little bit of house clearing. This extended the run time of the display and was a bit more understandable for the crowd. Commentaries were given on Saturday by Private Pyper and on Sunday by Corporal Dixon.
Thanks to the ladies who manned the display and help man the enemy position.
Here are some of the photos taken by Anna, with more here.

Rufford 2011

There was a really good turn out from the East Yorks for their fourth year at Rufford. There appeared to be more displays than last year but still the emphasis was on the British. As usual we were required to form the Guard of Honour for Churchill and Montgomery, both of whom gave excellent stirring speeches. Also in attendance was the local Mayor who was there to officially open the event. This can only bode well for the continuation of this excellent show.

Mr Cooper had put together a training exercise that managed to cleverly incorporated all the various participating groups, and gave the audience a clear picture on how the different arms of the British Army worked together.

The ladies spent both days busily mending kit. I have to say we are always most grateful to have instant kit repair on tap. The ladies had also prepared for the event buy baking an excellent selection of cakes. We would like to thank the Ladies for taking on the job of manning the large display while the men were otherwise occupied.

All in all an excellent and enjoyable weekend.

Here is a selection of photos taken by Anna with more pictures here 

The Victory Show 2011

Debbie has provided some photos of the Victory Show. Here are a few with more available here. Thank you Debbie.

Michael and Anna's Wedding Day

Congratulations to Michael and Anna on their wedding day, Wednesday 24th August 2011. Here they are being driven to the reception by Sgt Hebden in Michael's Jeep. More photos are available here.

Crich August 2011

A few photos provided by Colin of the East Yorks at Crich Tramway Museum.

Some more photos provided by Michael with more here.

July 16/17th Kelmarsh Hall - Festival of History - English Heritage

This year saw the East Yorks sited up the Hill. This position gave us a good view over the rest of the site but a bit away from the public. There was some rain on Saturday morning. However the weather brightened up by the afternoon and the day remained warm and sunny. The battle on Saturday was chaotic and short due to the Boer War lasting longer than it should have! The battle on Sunday was much better. The timing of the pyrotechnics and aircraft was spot on making for quite a spectacle. It was good to see four full sections of British infantry on the field, with the help of the Spitfire beating up the Jerry positions, the Allies carried the day. All in all we had a good and enjoyable weekend.
Here is a selection of photos with more here.

Ponderosa 9/10 July 2011

This was the second year that the East Yorkshire Regiment Living History Group have supported this event. There was a good turn out from the 2nd Battalion East Yorks with numbers boosted by a temporary loan of men from the 5th Battalion. We had the six pounder to man plus another trench, but even so things were a little tight with every man at his post. The weather was mixed but generally kind to us, i.e. we got the tents down and put away dry.
There were two battles, one "Eastern Front" and the other European Theatre of Operations with skirmishes going on all day, on both days. The battle on the Saturday was a little chaotic with the usual complete set of re-enactment groups on the battlefield at the same time. However there was good use of pyrotechnics allowing the 25 pounders, at one side of the display area, to "beat up" the German lines at the other. Corporal Cooper and Private Hancock managed to make the 6 pounder fire in a very convincing manner surprising everyone including the owner of the gun. The battle on the Sunday was much better.
Unfortunately the layout of the display area was a bit confused and we weren't able to involve the ladies in anything other than the tea after the battle role. However their efforts were greatly appreciated by some very hot and dusty men.

Below is a brief selection of photos of the event, with many more here, and here


Grand Central Railway 11/12th June 2011

The East Yorks Living History Group attended the Grand Central Railway event on the weekend of the 11/12th June 2011. There were plenty of the public in attendance on the Saturday but the weather on Sunday reduced numbers somewhat. However, the group still had much interest in the display and Darren was kept busy giving talks. Here is a selection of photos with a link to more, provided by Michael.

East Kirkby

Here are two photos provided by Jean of the East Kirkby event, with two more of the social side of things here. Plus Martin has reported The East Yorks (especially Mr Cooper and Mr Irving) find fame in a mini documentary found on Facebook and Youtube - here. Quite good reporting.

Haworth May 15/16 2011

Corporal Lycett has provided a few pictures from the Haworth weekend, reporting that is was a somewhat colourful and exotic procession this year, if I may paraphrase him. The highlights however were the appearance of Vincent White's family and the very amusing and handsome Mr Hunter.


Ryedale Folk Museum, Easter 2011

The group had a great Easter weekend at Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole. The weather was very hot and sunny (apart from 1 hour on Saturday night where we had thunder and lightning and hailstones the size of marbles!!!)

There was a fantastic turn out and the group was joined by the Haworth Home Guard Army Catering Corps and a contingent of civies including Land Army, WVS, Civil Defence and the woman from the ministry, promoting the virtues of offal! It wouldn't have been easter without chicks and chocolate (unfortunatly the chocolate was on ration!)

The group received briefings from the Inteligence officer on the 'enemy' and the RAF we're promoting Wings for Victory. Private Hancock was very generous and 'donated' his months wages to the appeal.   Here are some photos of the event provided by Christine.

AGM and 2011 Events Confirmed

The Annual General Meeting was held at Stockton Forest on Sunday 13th March. Amongst other group meeting items the 2011 events were confirmed. These are listed in the 'Events planned for 2011' section in the side column of this website. It looks like another good list of events for the year.