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NAPOLEONIC DAYS

 



The fouth East Midlands Napoleonic Days weekend takes place at Long Acre Studios, Bingham, Nottinghamshire on Saturday/Sunday 7/8 March 2020. The building is the former drill-hall of the South Notts Hussars and provides a most suitable venue for the event.

The weekend, admission free, is staged in four indoor spaces and features talks on a wide range of subjects by published writers, as well as exhibitions, wargaming, demonstrations, family activities and book sales. The capacity in the auditorium is fifty, available first come, first served.  Access to the Studios does include steps.

The programme will run 10am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday.


The weekend will again benefit from the kind sponsorship of HELION & CO. and THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION.

HELION & Co. (www.helion.co.uk)
is one of the world's leading publishers of military history, while THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION (www.waterlooassociation.org.uk) promotes understanding of the battle and Britain's role in the Napoleonic Wars. 

For our weekend the term Napoleonic refers to the period, not just the man, so there is a wide range of subject matter - social history as well as purely military affairs. Costume balls as well as cannon balls!


On Saturday the NG13 Wargamers will return. This year they fight "After Waterloo: Lecourbe's Campaign on the Eastern Front". The NG13 gamers with their superb figures and scenery are always popular.

The lively Hands-on History attraction for young people on Sunday, presented by Michael Kirkby and Edward Hammond, offers a chance to pick up historical items, play games and enjoy dressing up!

The popular bookshop will again sell works by the speakers, plus plenty of titles of general Georgian/Napoleonic interest. Set time aside to browse!

Bacon butties, cakes, ship's biscuit and light lunches will be available in the beautifully appointed Cafe Corsica.


EAST MIDLANDS NAPOLEONIC DAYS

Long Acre Studios, Bingham, 7/8 March, 2020

 

Saturday

NG13 Wargamers: After Waterloo: Lecourbe's Campaign on the Eastern Front

Sunday

Michael Kirkby/ Edward Hammond – Hands-on History

 

Programme of Speakers

Saturday 7 March, 10am – 5pm

10

Peter Youds

Opening Volley: It Being a  Collection of Introductions and Small Talks

11.00

Andrew Bamford

Outraged of Arizona: Why we're still arguing about the War of 1812

12.00

Carole Divall

Lord Byron: Poet and Radical Peer

 
1.00

 

Lunch

 

 

2.00

 

Gareth Glover 

 

The Real Story of the 52nd Foot at Waterloo: Warts and all

3.00

Jacqueline Reiter

More Than Just Signals: The Mysterious Sir Home Popham

4.00

Paul Chamberlain

Captain Daniel Woodriff RN: A tale of prisoners of war, convicts, Irish rebels and French designs on Australia

 

 

 

Sunday 8 March, 10am – 4pm

10.00

Peter Hammond

More Military Families of Nottinghamshire

11.00

Garry Wills

Wellington at Bay: the Battle of Villamuriel, 25th October 1812

12.00

Martin Stoneham

Lt Col Sir Richard Fletcher RE

 

  1.00

LUNCH

 
  2.00  
  
Peter Youds Napoleon: Master or Monster?
  3.00 Mal Nicholson HMS Pickle

 


Bingham is a friendly market town which sits on the A46/A52 junction and is between the A1 and M1, accessible by bus and train. There is free parking near the venue.

Postcode for satnav: NG13 8BG



Contact Peter: peter.youds@btinternet.com




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