Where: Tin Shed Experience, Montague House, Clifton Street, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire SA33 4QG
What is it?
Yeoman, the living historians that recreate the Essex Yeomanry and First Aid Nursing Yeomanry from the Great War period will be setting up camp in the museum gardens of the Tin Shed Experience. Tin Shed Experience is a quaint and quirky 1940s museum in Laugharne, west Wales, a town famous for its links with the poet Dylan Thomas.
The worlds first tabloid newspaper had been introduced in 1903 and there was a bit of an information revolution going on. Political unrest in Europe was fairly common knowledge and war seemed inevitable. The British army stepped up its training and consequently many towns and villages found themselves playing host to troops on exercise. For the weekend of 25th and 26th of May, Laugharne will find itself subject to a visiting territorial cavalry regiment on exercise. The public will be able to meet members of the regiment from the CO to the medical officer to the regimental cook and get a feel for how Britain geared up for war 100 years ago.
The Yeoman group’s mission is to educate and inform about the role of the British Territorial Cavalry volunteers during the great war of 1914-1918. They focus particularly on the Essex Yeomanry & the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. It is a learning experience that blurs the line between re-enactment and theatre. The group aim to be engaging, informative and highly memorable and offer the opportunity to interact with a number of characters from 1914 – 1918 as well as get hands-on with the kit and equipment of the period.