The Woodvilles
Medieval Battle Re-enactment and Living History

Interested in medieval history and the Wars of the Roses? The Woodvilles is a group which researches and re-enacts historical battles, in association with a larger organisation called The Federation. As you might imagine, battle re-enactment requires members to take some, measured risks. We use authentic, metal, medieval-style weaponry. Although all weapons are blunt and safety-checked, a good clout can hurt and a badly delivered one can injure!

As well as battle re-enactment, the group engages in Living History – a recreation of the crafts of the medieval period. This includes weaving and dyeing; pottery; net making; woodcraft; candle-making and a rang of other crafts. Some of these can be hazardous. The general public who come to see the battles can learn about these crafts – although generally they do not take part. We provide an opportunity for members to learn any craft(s) or your choice. You are encouraged to further research the period, its battles, crafts and way of life so that you bring skills and knowledge to the group. In this way, you are more likely both to enjoy the events and contribute to the learning and enjoyment of the public.

Membership of the group is £13 per year for members aged five and above. This goes towards the cost of third party liability insurance. It is important that you understand this covers bystanders – largely the audience – and covers damage to property as well as injury to people not taking part in the re-enactment. It does not cover personal accident and injury to the members taking part in the display. Therefore, taking part is at your own risk.

As the rules covering data protection and freedom of information tend to be in constant flux it is also important that you know that you are agreeing to your details (name, gender, age and on occasion electronic contact details) in the first instance being held by the Group Captain and Group Vintenar and in the second instance being shared with the Federation of the Wars of the Roses, of which you are all members, our insurers and some event providers. Any other personal information will never be shared without your consent.

 

Please confirm that you understand the risks involved in taking part in shows with The Woodvilles and other associated Federation groups and that you consent to your information being shared as delineated in the above paragraph. If the participant is under age 18, then we also need the consent of the parent/ guardian.

I …………………………………….(name) understand and accept the risks involved in taking part in battle re-enactment and agree to my details being kept by the group.

Signed: ………………………………..

If under 18:
I …………………………………………….. (name of parent/guardian) understand and accept the risks involved in taking part in battle re-enactment and consent that my son/daughter ……………………………….(name) takes part in the event.

Signed:…………………………

In the event that medical attention is required I consent to that medical attention be given by a member of the group or an attendant member of a First Aid organisation; and that (if considered necessary by said attendants) I will attend hospital. If a hospital visit is made, members under the age of 18 will be accompanied by an adult.

Signed ………………………………….. (name)

Signed …………………………………..(parent/ guardian if the member is under age 18)