The Regimental Newsletter
The Regimental Newsletter
From the Officer Commanding
Attached is the Warning order for West Acre, ABH weekend (It's nearly here!)
Wressle was a great event; it was lovely to get together at last and meeting up with friendly people from Loudoun’s and Blackwell’s made it all worth the efforts by many to get the thing arranged.
Welcome to the new and not so new members who joined up at Wressle and thanks to everyone for helping with the various loading & unloading, putting up and taking down, making and mending, also the toilet cleaning team for keeping the toilets cleaner than I have ever seen! It is only by the willingness of these people to take on thankless tasks that we have a regiment to be proud of.
On to West Acre, where we are hosting the whole KA; we need to remind the KA how good we are at running a large event. We want it to be as well-run as the last Lunsford Major at Sunderland. The better we do it, the harder other regiments will have to work to reach our benchmark standard.
We will be manning the Guard tent throughout the long weekend hope that all adult Lunsfords will volunteer. A rota (2hour slots of 2 people) organised by Jack Conway is being designed even as we speak (The earlier you get your name on the list the more likely you are to get a good time slot).
Toilet cleaning will also be required (we are getting the toilets free of charge so it is up to us to look after them) again a list will be available to add your name to.
The International marquee will be the KA beer tent for the weekend. It will be arriving on Thursday: any early arrivals will be expected to help put it up, late arrivals will be expected to help tidy it up each morning as required!
With the willingness of everyone we can make this another great Lunsford event while having fun and meeting friends from other regiments at last.
I am looking forward to seeing you all there
The King’s Army
being part of the English Civil War Society
King’s Army Training Muster
West Acre 28 , 29 and 30 August 2021
COVID-19 REGULATIONS PERMITTING
Organised by Sir Thomas Lunsford’s Regiment of Foote
The event will take place in the picturesque village of West Acre. The idyllic surroundings include
priory ruins, forded streams and a CAMRA award winning pub!
This event is self - funded by the King’s Army. All paid up members of the King’s Army are
welcome (introductory membership will be available). The event is not open to the public.
There will be a full programme of activities, the details will be on your welcome sheet on arrival.
There will be skirmishes on the Sunday and Monday afternoons.
The King’s Army AGM will be Monday am (tbc)
The Saturday will be, in the most, free time.
The guarded camp will be open from 12.00 noon Friday 27th August 2021 until 10.00 Tuesday 31st
All the usual Event facilities will be present – beer tent, caterers, etc.
Campfires will be allowed on prepared sites.
The town of Swaffham has a full range of banks, supermarkets, takeaways, garages, etc
Nearest railway station: Kings Lynn. Buses run to Swaffham.
West Acre lies just north of Swaffham off the A47. It is best approached from the South or East by
entering Swaffham and then following signs to Castle Acre on the A1065. After about 3 miles West
Acre is signposted to the left (before the turn to Castle Acre). Follow signs to the village (about three
country miles) where you will see ECWS signs.
From the West or North follow the A47 from Kings Lynn signposted to Norwich. Pass Narborough
Trout Farms on your right. After about 1 mile the West Acre road is signposted to the left. Follow
local signs to West Acre.
Address for Sat Nav: West Acre PE32 1TP
Muster Organisers: Mike and Billy Smith Tel: 07917275457 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explosives Officer: Ian Coleman Tel:07952 126 930 e-mail: email@example.com