THE COMPANIONS OF THE FOREST
"Tempus Omnia Revelat"
(Time Reveals All)
Who are we and what do we do?
A group of re-enactors based nominally in the Forest of Dean Gloucestershire, and surrounding areas although working pretty much anywhere.
We mainly portray the Mediaeval years in England and Wales and also the fascinating period of the English Civil War, although if asked we can do other periods too, but not generally later than the 17th century .
We are committed to accurate depictions of the periods portrayed in terms of equipment, clothing etc and of the weapons of the period as well as day to day activities and kit.
In the mediaeval period we can present demonstrations of archery and fletching, show and demonstrate different kinds of bow, crossbow and edged weaqpons and pole arms as well. Where time and space permit we set up a 'have a go' facility and coach you through a few shots with a bow and wooden arrows with feathers!
We may also do presentations specific to the location and sometimes Morality or 'Mummers' plays too.
In the English Civil War period we will normally demonstrate the use of gunpowder in early weapons from pistol to cannon and also the edged weapons of the time-this gets noisy and smoky but is huge fun!
We have worked for CADW, museums, National Trust and various other organisations, and appear at local fetes, in schools and charity events, check out our Events List for where we are and what period we are recreating, perhaps we can do an event for you?.
We love people to get involved with us and ask questions and look at kit and equipment but all of the weapons are real so we have to reserve the right not to let visitors handle some of them.
If you read this and come along, then please let us know and say 'Hello'.We do not actively recruit but are always more than happy to talk to anyone interesed in what we do.
See you in the past!
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