Friday, 31 August 2012

Battle of Detroit War of 1812 re-enactment, Cardiff Castle

A I mentioned in a previous post, on the previous bank holiday my brother and myself attended a re-enactment of the Battle of Detroit from the War of 1812 which was held at Cardiff Castle.  
A number of British re-enactors from the 28th (North Gloucestershire), 33rd (Duke of Wellington's) and the 41st (Welch) Regiments took part with a small group of them also representing US infantry. I have a lot more photos which are available following the link below.
Link to the main Photobucket photo album:
A special guest star was Major General Isaac Brock. The real chap was in fact a jolly nice, and very informative, Canadian re-enactor.
Link to Brock's Canadian regiment: 

I'll be adding to the descriptions, titles etc. as, and when, I get the opportunity but please feel free to add any relative information.

On a small side note, I can highly recommend a visit the Goat Major pub, very nice pints of Brains SA bitter, great pies, good value and very friendly staff. The pub is only yards away from the main entrance to the castle.


  1. Superb photographs and great to see an event that hasn't been sabotaged by the great British summer!

  2. I looked at the pics and they are wonderful. Wouldn't it be grand to take part in one of these just once. Some of them do have women in the re-enactments and they have them doing historically accurate things. I had a girlfriend once whose position was to take care of the powder kegs. If I had the time, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

  3. Thanks for the comments.
    @ Anee, there were quite a few female camp followers but I also spotted a female 'infantryman' manning (no pun intended) the guns. Looked like great fun.

  4. Christopher Dale Museum Director7 September 2012 at 15:50

    Thank you for all your kind comments regarding the event. The "kind Canadian" was Tom Fournier, he is the Honarary Colonel of the 41st Regiment in Canada. The event was organised by Firing Line, the Museum of the Welsh Soldier at Cardiff Castle. See you all next year? We intend to re-create another event from that war.

  5. Hi Christopher,

    Thanks for the information. We plan to be there next year if a similar event takes place. Hopefully there will be a few more of our American and Canadian cousins there as well.