I'm off to the War and Peace show today, camera in hand of course. Given the prolonged rainfall we have experienced over the last few months I am fully expecting the site to be a quagmire of Somme-like proportions. This is based on bitter personal experience. I was there in 2007 when the site descended into a muddy hell that made movement around the displays and traders almost impossible. I'm hoping the organisers have some sort of contingency plan in place to mitigate the worst effects of the rainy season we laughably call the British summer!
|War and Peace 2007 - Mud glorious Mud!|
**Update** I've checked a couple of reenactor forums to see if there is any current news about conditions at the show and they confirm the mud is extensive and deep! I'm glad I anticipated this and went out and bought a good pair of Wellington Boots. It won't look stylish but at least I'll keep my feet dry!