US troops advance during a re-enactment at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum played host to almost 1,000 visitors at its recent WWII living history weekend – Being There – despite the weather.

The regular downpours throughout the weekend failed to deter the crowds who watched the WWII Living History Association’s  interactive displays and battle re-enactments.

As Major Jim Massey, Museum Director, commented:

“We are delighted that so many people turned out to support this event, it made it a very special weekend with a brilliant atmosphere throughout.”

US troops advance during one of the re-enactments

The battle re-enactments with their impressive pyrotechnics and the ear splitting noise of blank firing weapons, were particularly popular.

The incredible authenticity and attention to detail of all of the re-enactors and displays, including everything from Victory V matches to period confectionery added to a spectacular event.

Visitors also enjoyed the range of often very poignant exhibits on display in the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.

During the successful weekend event, the museum was also pleased to welcome and to support soldiers representing 3 Mercian (Staffords).  The Regiment is currently serving in Afghanistan.

The museum holds regular events over the year. More details are available on their website.

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