The 95th Rifles, made famous by Bernard Cornwell’s books and the Sharpe TV Series.
Come and find out about their amazing true story.
Starting at 12 midday, take part in an activity session with replicas of the famous Baker Rifle and 95th Rifleman’s kit from around 1809. You can also discover how the rifle was loaded and fired – this session lasts about an hour. After a break of about another hour, enjoy a multimedia talk with video, music and images which explores different aspects of the Sharpe story. After an initial look at the fictional hero, Richard Sharpe, we will see how research has changed some of the ideas and how the 95th Rifles revolutionised the warfare of the time, with a focus on fighting Napoleon’s armies in Portugal and Spain and ending at Waterloo in 1815.
This is part of a series entitled ‘Our Story’.
- Ticket does NOT include full admission to the Anglo-Saxon Village.
- This is partly an outdoor event so please wear sensible clothing.
- The event is suitable for adults and/or accompanied young people 12 years and over; all must be paying participants.
- Please meet at the Visitor Centre 10 minutes before session start time.
- This event will go ahead in most weather conditions apart from extreme wind and/or rain (introduction inside).
- Parking: Normal parking fees apply
Tickets: £15 per person
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6HG
Sat 29 October