Does anyone Georgian period living history in the Midlands?

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Does anyone Georgian period living history in the Midlands?

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Our museum's Visitor Service Manager is wondering about hiring Georgian reenactors to be based at a local property at Christmas for a week and doing some living history. I know it's not much notice, but are there any groups people can recommend? Especially if they don't have to travel very far? Thanks.

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Errr... forgot to say we're in Hereford...

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Hi Christabel,
Did you want a specific Georgian period?

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I think the person who's planned it isn't being prescriptive - there will be a Victorian Christmas event following on, so as long as it's not too close to the end of the 18th century anything would be acceptable.

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Is there any chance that you could tell us what the venue is.

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What status and class of person are you seeking?
Military or Civilian?
Lower or Upper class?
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Hi all - it's a timber framed house in the centre of Hereford, status middle-class/wealthy trader, but now I've been able to read the plan behind it, I realise that it's not for a whole week, but for a Wednesday and Saturday. I'll post again when I've got more details, although what I was hoping for was to find out if people did it and then ask her to make enquiries, as I'm just helping her out with this aspect of the project. HOWEVER, I am in the process of setting up a reenactor group for the house in question, portraying early 17th century, so when I post about that, I hope I'll be more together!!

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do you know the exact dates. Myself and my partner do 18th century stuff but we are teachers so if in term time we'ed not be able to do it.
What would you want them to do?
Were also based not to far from you as we live in CHeltenham and hereford is only an hour away.

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Hi Bucket - thanks very much, but the Visitor Service Officer decided to drop the Georgian as a bit of a non-starter, and is concentrating on Tudor and Victorian instead. (The Tudor is covered, but I'm not sure about the Victorian.) I'll let her know, though, just in case.

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Christabel wrote:the Visitor Service Officer decided to drop the Georgian as a bit of a non-starter
That's a shame.
Any idea why they thought it was a non-starter?

You might have done better with a post in the Re-enactors Wanted section.

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I suspect the Visitor Service Officer may be thinking in financial terms re school requirements.
Tudor and Victorian being studied much more frequently than Georgian. Indeed, if he did Viking, and Saxon in the garden, and a bit of Greek or Roman in a single room, or better still WW2 , he would be raking it in... or so I'm told by teachers.
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Then lets hope that Swift, Warpole and Fielding start appearing on the English Literature curriculum morer often then; maybe even Defoe and Voltaire.

I like doing 18thC.

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I'm currently researching ways of attracting visitors to places, so if you could by any chance elaborate on the 'non-starter' I would be really interested and greatful...also as I do Georgian myself it would be interesting to know what people think :)
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It was simply a matter of finance, I think, in the end. There was meant to be some coming from another source, but it dried up, and so as she hadn't been able to find a Georgian group she just decided to do two periods instead of four (which was probably a bit ambitious at this point anyway due to the diminishing timescale) and went for the ones which she knew she could recruit people for, and which reflect two key periods in the house's history. But next year, who knows?

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