Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry

A living history unit

 
 
 

ABOUT US

We have spent eight years raising our group, and have undertaken considerable research to reach our current impression; which is always under review.
At present the two Guidon flags that were lost have been located, and we have had an exact copy of one of them reproduced. 
We are always pleased to receive new information on the unit and any constructive criticism.
 
Paul is the founder of our group and portrays
the Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment.
He is a retired Librarian from Worcester.
He has been a re-enactor for many years.
Paul spent years researching and setting up the unit.
He hand made the copies of the Tarleton helmets that we wear.
Paul is therefore our expert on maintaining our period
appearance.


 

Wendy works part time in retail in Cheltenham.
She portrays the Lady Margaret, the wife of the Lt Colonel of the Regiment.
She has always been interested in this period and particularly ladies fashion.

Vic is a founder member of our group and portrays a
Cornet in the Regiment. In the regency cavalry a cornet was the most junior officer.
He is a chemistry Technician from Malvern.
He has been a re-enactor for many years.
Vic is our firearms expert.

Michele is a special needs teacher from Ross-on-Wye.
She portrays the wife of the Serjeant instructor.
It is likely that her character would have travelled widely
with her husband and would have been an important part
of the regiment.
Michele has made many items of her costume herself. Michele and  Wendy are our experts on female costume in the period.
Michele also does a lot of our publicity. 

Paul is a science education specialist from Ross-on-Wye.
He portrays a Serjeant Instructor, a retired regular who
is employed to train the yeomanry.
Serjeant is the correct spelling for the period.
Paul is working towards being our expert in sabre drill and is our webmaster.


Laura is a customer service agent living in Nottingham.
Laura has recently gained a degree in Archeology.
Laura has been re-enacting since her teens and can sometimes be seen at events portraying a Spanish Guerilla or a French cantiniere.
Since starting her degree Laura has 'retired' from the WYC but not from re-enacting.


Neil portrays a civilian visitor to the family at Eastnor.  He is a Buyer from Nuneaton and is our expert on male civilian period clothing.  Neil is an experienced re-enactor and is currently researching the history of duelling with swords & pistols.

Nick portrays Captain Sir Edward Berry of the Royal Navy. He brings a full array of naval equipment with him.

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Mr David Parks: a top architect and interior designer visiting from London.  



Mrs Parks: wife to the famous architect David Parks.



Admiral Lord Wheatley : visiting on shore leave, whilst his ship is refitted  following the action at Finisterre.


Lady Wheatley

Mrs Green



Mr. Andersen: a wealthy entrepreneur, and dealer in Tobacco and Sugar.



Mr David Bills: the uniform and headwear maker to the yeomanry. His business is in Carden Street Worcester.




 I am the wife of a retired Schoolmaster.  My husband and I came from  Oxford to stay with my mother as she has been taken to her bed. Our  change in circumstance has meant that we have had to take up
permanent  residence here in Worcester. Fortunately, we have be welcomed by the  Worcester Yeomanry. 
 I am the wife of a Cavalry Training Officer.  My husband is a member of  the Worcester Yeomanry and made his money buying and selling  thoroughbred horses.  I share my husband's interest and love of horses and I enjoy frequenting the local hunts for a good old gallop.