The Wimborne Militia will bring to life the events leading up to the 1685 Dorset and Somerset Rebellion. Setting up a muster camp waiting to join other town militias, forming up as The Dorset Militia to march to Bridport and block the advance of the Duke of Monmouth along the London Road.
Meet musketeers preparing their muskets and canon, the armourer making repairs, and all practicing their military skills. Along with the Militiamen, family members and civilians will be showing how food was prepared and musicians will be providing entertainment prior to the march, the stone mason will be carving musket ball moulds as well as preparing stone canon ball.
Come and talk to our members about 17th century life and warfare, watch musket and canon demonstrations and find out how the Militia performed during the rebellion and who they fought for.