Martin & Lesley
Lives in: Northamptonshire
Re-enacting WWII since: 2007
Martin Re-enacts as:
Civilian, Doctor and Fleet Air Arm Officer
Lesley Re-enacts as: Civilian Wife
Martin's Profession: Engineer
Lesley's Profession: P.A.
"We have always had classic cars as weekend transport and we were
looking for new events and attended our first event at Ramsey in 2007.
"I have always
had a interest in Aviation, my first job was with Brooklands Aviation,
and therefore any old Airfield is always worth a visit.
arrived at Ramsey we were overwhelmed with the music, the fashions, the
dancing and the friendly people, in fact the whole 1940's scene. Lesley
adored the forties dresses on display and we found everyone helpful with
the questions we asked. We were hooked! We purchased our first
reenacting clothing and returned the next day in period clothing, and
were pleasantly surprised by the reaction we received.
"We both like
the quality and attention to detail of 1940's clothing and have
purchased more outfits and accessories since. Most weekend's are
now busy with various 1940's events, we have made many friends and look
forward to meeting them at the next event.
have changed the classic car to a period Citroen Traction Avant and have
driven to several events with the car with an Art Deco picnic set in the
"We looked for a group to join and most were specialising in one
particular field or another, we had seen several varied displays by
Northern Forties members and after a brief chat the members form was
completed. The group is so diverse that every re-enactor is catered for.
The help we have had via the forum and chatting to members has made us
feel very much at home."