Hiring Hammond's for your event?
Hammond's Regiment have experience in dealing with all sorts of events from TV & film work, Living History Events, Educational Visits to museums, schools and colleges, supporting a village fete, Ceremonial Marches and battles from Skirmishes up to Major Battles with the whole of the Sealed Knot. Whatever you might have in mind we have probably done it before, or will at least have the people in place to give it a good go!
We love the diversity of events that we have been involved with, and that's what keeps us all interested and full of fresh ideas. One of our favourite events are what we call Master at Armes Weekends, where we are invited to work with Cubs and Scouts over a whole weekend, and we transform these kids into a fully trained Civil War regiment, skilled at the use of canon, musket, pike and sword. They learn about seventeenth century food, clothing, and the life of a soldier on campaign in a campfire story brought to life with canon & musket fire in the dark. We finish the weekend with a full regimental parade in front of the kids parents - who nearly burst with pride! So far we have trained over 500 cubs and scouts from several districts and counties. We can cope with up to 200 at a weekend, and we will keep them busy from dawn to dusk over both days of a weekend.
We are also proud to have been involved in several TV productions and enjoy our work in these scenarios. Our Living History specialists in the regiment have a massive array of tentage and equipment they regularly use for film work, and they can often be spotted on historical documentaries when you know who to look for! You can see what we have been involved in recently by visiting our Filmwork page.
In terms of other events, members of the regiment have marched the length of Hadrians Wall for charity, we have supported numerous village fetes, carnivals and parades, we attend the Wallensteinfest in Memmingen, Bavaria every four years, and we are currently planning a campaign for 2011 explaining what happened during the Civil Wars at various locations through Northamptonshire. We will also continue to support the work of the Naseby Battlefield Project with a number of Anniversary events through the year that we respectfully enjoy, by remembering the fallen of our own regiment and everyone that lost their lives on that field in 1645.
Our members live in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Dorset, Hampshire, Lancashire, Germany and the USA! So, if you think that we can bring something special to your event, whether its a small Guard of Honour for a Dinner Party, up to a full scale battle - please contact us using the form below, and we can discuss your ideas, and the costs involved. As with all event planning, timing is the key, as we have to obtain approval from the Sealed Knot Society as they provide our insurance cover, black powder and administrative support.