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2014 Season YEARBOOK


2014 YEARBOOK Foreword by Wayne Stokes, Chairman I want to thank all our members who have found the time to come to the events and put on a good show on behalf of the group. Yet again, the feedback we have had is that Northern Forties remains one of the most dedicated groups around, with our core displays proving to be popular with the public and event organisers. That isn’t to say it was all plain sailing. The negative press coverage we (almost) received from the Mirror Online and that backside-wiping rag The Sun after Brighouse wasn’t as bad as it could have been, thanks to some shockingly bad research by the reporter. The online comments about the article – which was directed more at the organisers of the event rather than us – showed overwhelmingly that the newspapers had entirely got the wrong end of the stick with 95% of the comments in our favour. The Brighouse organisers also stood their ground and rightly defended their position to have held the event the way in which they did. The newspapers lost the argument, and they deserved to. Onwards, and 2015 will be an interesting year as we look again to organising our own event at Hooton Park in the summer. I hope you enjoy this Yearbook as in previous years, and that it brings back more recent memories of some of the fun we have had together during 2014.

Wayne Stokes

Foreword by Mark Anthony Craig, Secretary What an interesting year this has been. A year of contrasting weather, from the baking sun at Rauceby to the flooded, evacuated disaster that befell Cleethorpes. I will never forget waking up at 4 in the morning to find the tent filled with rising water and the mad scramble to get my gear into the car before it was ruined. It is a shame, but the weather can either make or break an event. On a sad note, this year we lost two of our members who passed away – Ken Brookes and Paul George were well respected veteran re-enactors whose presence will be sorely missed. As in previous years, this Photo Album showcases what our group and re-enactment are all about. This hobby is about sharing knowledge and experience, but is also a social “thing” where re-enactors all feel part of an extended family. And families like to have fun. Hopefully, looking through the photos here, you can see that fun for yourself. My thanks to all those members and other photographers who have contributed to this photographic record of our time together through this season.

Mark Anthony Craig

Members active during the 2014 season: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Phil Allen Asuncion Almendral Bev Ball David Barrington-Smith Linda Barrington-Smith Mike Batten Mary Batten Sue Beal Judith Berry Joanne Blackmore Rachel Blackmore Bill Bolton Pete Bolton Andy Boyle Paula Brooms Tracey Caney Maggie Case Mark Craig Paul Conybeare Les Constantine Veronica Constantine Andy Cullup

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Carol Davis Bill Davis Colleen Devanney Ron Devanney Andy Driffield Matthew Driffield Don Eldred Elaine Eldred Ashley Everton Gary Fiedler Joe Finn Bob French Alison French Ruth French Paul Gardner Dave Garvey Sheila Garvey Lyn Gumm Richard Gumm Thomas Hall Bob Ham Steve Heappey

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Melvyn Heappey Kara Halliday Graham Holroyd Lynda Holroyd Tony Howell Kenneth Johns Jessica Johns Dan Jones Graham Jones Graham Lamb Wayne Langley Ethan Leatham David Leatham Alan Lewis Joy Lewis Martin Littlejohn Lesley Littlejohn Melissa Locke Ged Miley Paul Neave Trevor Palmer Susan Palmer

• Alex Parsons • Tony Parsons • Seth Anthony Elion

Parsons Christine Pearson Antonio Perez John Plant Margaret Plant John Poole Shelley Poole Wayne Potter Steve Roberts Lesley Roberts Kevin Sadler Adrian Scott Anthony Sibson Fred Smith Lyndon Stanworth Annmarie Stanworth • Adam Stanworth • Patricia Stanworth • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Victoria Stanworth Derek Stanworth Wayne Stokes Alan Taylor Ben Taylor Joanne Taylor Scarlett Taylor Lee Thornton Jeffrey Topham Christine Topham Malcolm Tyas Rita Tyas Eric Umpleby Miriam Umpleby Ashley White Shannon White Chris Wildey Mary Wildey Gabriel Winrow

Whilst most of the photos in this Yearbook show Northern Forties members, some photos may also depict members of other groups and members of the public visiting the events which we attend. All photos are copyright © 2015, Northern Forties Re-enactment Group and may not be used elsewhere without permission. For more details, see

East Kirkby Aviation Museum, Lincolnshire: 19th – 21st April 2014

Churnet Valley Railway: 26th – 27th April 2014

Churnet Valley Railway: 26th – 27th April 2014

RAF Metheringham, Lincolnshire: 3rd – 5th May 2014

Chester International Living History Fayre, Chester: 10th – 11th May 2014

East Lancs Railway: 25th – 27th May 2014

The Muckleburgh Collection, Norfolk: 31st May - 1st June 2014

Brighouse, Yorkshire: 7th – 8th June 2014

Great Central Railway, Quorn: 14th – 15th June 2014

Heywood, Lancashire: 28th June 2014

Yorkshire Wartime Experience: 5th – 6th July 2014

Thorpe Camp, Lincolnshire: 12th – 13th July 2014

War & Peace Revival, Folkestone: 18th – 20th July 2014

COMING IN VOLUME 2: Seth’s Grim Discovery!

N40s 2014 year book volume 1  

Photo album of members of the UK based Northern Forties Re-enactment Group at events during the 2014 season (part 1 of 2)

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