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Day #818

Day #818Title: The Major Looses His Monocle
Location: Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 70-200mm EF f/4 IS USM
Notes: I went to a battle re-enactment today at Hylands Park, with a couple of friends from the Chelmsford Flickr walk. We had some much better weather than predicted and a rather good day out. The 95th (Rifle) Regiment of Foot and King’s German Artillery were out in force, pretending to do battle against the French in the Napoleonic Wars. They fired cannons, did their rifle drill and camped out making dinner over the fire. They were also terribly friendly and knowledgeable about their history, and more than happy to chat. Here you can see the Major, dropping his monocle in surprise as something happened off-camera. I thought it made the perfect find for Treasure Hunt theme 32: In Costume.
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