Life during the war recreated at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Life during World War One and Two was recreated in Long Melford at the weekend as Kentwell Hall played host to a special event.

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The Hall at War took place on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6, with visitors getting the chance to experience domestic country life during wartime with the help of the venue’s volunteers.

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Guests saw the ‘family’ entertaining guests at the hall in 1917, while the nursing VAD representative looked to recruit volunteers.

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event. Nigel Amies in charachter.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event. Nigel Amies in charachter. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Visitors also found out about life in the RAF during World War Two, with a squadron on hand to discuss their wartime routine with activities.

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event. Mike Mount in costume.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event. Mike Mount in costume. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The Tudor era was also covered at the event with a longbow archery challenge taking place across the weekend.

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Alix Massey, marketing manager, said: “It was a really good weekend. Online bookings were up along with on the day numbers.

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Kentwell Hall 'At War' re-enactment event. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

“We’re looking forward to more re-enactments, military vehicles and displays next year.”