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FORTRESS WALES 2012
 MULTI-PERIOD LIVING HISTORY RE-ENACTMENT AND MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW
 6th and 7th May 2012
 New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
 
FORTRESS WALES 2012

6th and 7th May 2012
take a step back in time…..multi period living history and military vehicle weekend.
 Set in the wonderful grounds of CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
 ...Re-enactment/Living History groups, Military vehicles area, Main Arena,Catering area, Trade stands and Bar.

raiseing funds for help for heros!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

see link for facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/166893016741217/
« Last Edit: March 27, 2012, 05:48:03 pm by the stonemanator »

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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 08:37:04 pm »
...but don't go on the 6th, that's a DV day, make a bank holiday day out on the 7th.




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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 07:11:50 am »
oh yess agreed sorry guys but come monday for a great day out lots of displays and re-enactment battles, lots of gun fire but no pyros this year as the swans in the lake are nesting. so we will have to save the dry fuel, 20 and 50 gram charges for next year when it will be held in august

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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 06:03:21 pm »
Hmmmm might have to go along to that seeing as it only a 2min drive from my house  :D

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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 08:06:25 pm »
i bet 100s turn up at Margam Park... advertising has been crap  :facepalm:
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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 08:15:05 pm »
1st year at a new venue an we havent realy had the funding for advertiseing so its all word of mouth and on the internet, as the land owners don`t know if they will make any money to invest and get there money back for next year this is the 1st year too see what happens, margam park we was in our 7th year and started like this, with only 4 re-enactment groups supporting
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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 11:39:30 pm »


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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 11:40:05 pm »
Sunday the 6th May 2012
 12.00 - The Wyoming Wild Bunch perform in their camp
 12.30- Fire Engine and Vehicles in main arena
 13.00 - Free Company in main arena
 13.30 - Rhian Griffiths sings 40s on drawbridge (overlap time)
 14.00 - Falklands service with choir in main arena
 14.30 - WW2 battle (battle field)
 15.00 - Wyoming Wild Bunch main arena
 15.30 - Soskan battle (battle field)
 16.00 Rhian Griffiths sings 40s on drawbridge (overlap time)
 16.30- Fantasy battle and Grand parade with Diana McCrea saying a few words for HFH
 
Monday the 7th May 2012
 12.00 Wyoming Wild Bunch perform in camp
 12.30 Fire engine and military vehicles in main arena
 13.00 Free Company in main arena
 13.30 Rhian Griffiths sings 40s on drawbridge (overlap time)
 14,00 WW2 battle (battle field)
 14.30 Wyoming wild bunch main arena
 15.00 Vietnam battle (battle field)
 15.30 Rhian Griffiths sings 40s on drawbridge (overlap time)
 16.00 Soskan battle. (Battle field)
 16 30 Grand parade with Diana McCrea saying a few words for HFH and any donations off groups handed in.
 
Please be aware these times are approximates, and these may be changed dependent on circumstance. Also be aware all times are subject to change, dependant upon weather conditions, ground conditions, or any other health and safety issue

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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 04:40:42 pm »
thanks for the info ,am hoping to get along on the Monday

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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 05:20:17 pm »
monday will be the best day anyway! we are in talks with the park owners at th momment to let us use bigger pyro in the battles as we are limited to 10grams due to the swans nesting in lake

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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2012, 05:25:35 pm »
Did you manage to use anything bigger after?? As i was down there on sunday and it was an awesome day out  :) was going to head back on the monday but didnt want to get soaked  :laughsoutloud:

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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 07:10:09 pm »
nah we stuck to 10g charges and lots of cement and wood chips and aload of dirty smokes, even though the swan nesting didnt seem bothered at all. it was a great battle in the end even though we battled on a swamp,
and we raised over £3,000 for help for heroes so made it all worth while

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Re: FORTRESS WALES 2012 --New Venue - CALDICOT CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2012, 07:18:06 pm »
Yea it looked atad swampy on sunday so can only imagine how bad it was on monday as that is one of the main fields that floods every year.

Suppose the swans are kinda use to all the bangs seeing as the base aint to far from the castle.

Will have to post up some pics i managed to get once I get them off my dad's camera  :D and agree was totally worth it to help hfh out  :bravo: