In pictures: History Alive at Stonham Barns

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Those arriving at Stonham Barns this weekend may well have felt they were stepping back in time - as hundreds of re-enactors brought the past to life.

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

It was the fourth time the History Alive event has been held in Suffolk, with more groups taking part this year than ever before.

From the Vikings to the American Civil War, hundreds of years of culture, food and battle were on show for visitors to enjoy and learn more about.

The task has been even greater this weekend, as temperatures in Suffolk hit almost 30C.

"You just have to admire the re-enactors - one told me some of them loose half a stone in a weight over a hot weekend like this," said Gary Newland, the event manager at Stonham Barns.

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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"We've had an amazing time. The nice thing about this event is that it's been a mash-up of history.

"It's always nice to see a Viking having a chat with a Second World War re-enactor."

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Mr Newland said some of the re-enactors had even provided an unusual sight for Stonham Barns' weekly car boot goers this morning, as they wandered around the neighbouring event.

Overall, Mr Newland said the weekend's event had been a great success.

Matthew Hobbs enjoying the day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Matthew Hobbs enjoying the day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

"I was looking at children's faces and they were just immersed in it," he said. "It is a beautiful event."

Lewis Nash at History Alive Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lewis Nash at History Alive Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Soskan group at History Alive Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Soskan group at History Alive Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Simon Morse, Carol Wordley, Theresa Proctor and Clint Wordley Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Simon Morse, Carol Wordley, Theresa Proctor and Clint Wordley Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Daniel Roth ready for battle Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Daniel Roth ready for battle Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Leslie Bordoni playing the role of a nurse Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Leslie Bordoni playing the role of a nurse Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Karen Cronk and Pauline Ellis in their finery Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Karen Cronk and Pauline Ellis in their finery Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Karen Cronk and Pauline Ellis in their finery Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Karen Cronk and Pauline Ellis in their finery Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Pauline Ellis enjoying the day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Pauline Ellis enjoying the day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

David Booth at History Alive Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

David Booth at History Alive Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Tony Cullen ready for battle Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tony Cullen ready for battle Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The past came to life at the History Alive Stonham Barns day at Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Brian Wilson on a saxon ship Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Brian Wilson on a saxon ship Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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