Meet a face of Manchester’s regiment with #mancsmugs: Drummer Amber
Last week we ran a new feature on our regiment’s Instagram account – Manchesters’ Mugs! It’s our way of introducing you to a face of our regiment.
We featured favourite photos from a member of ‘Manchester’s foote’ along with their reasons why each image is special and some of the stories about why they love reenacting with us.
First up was one of our drummers Amber!
A member of the regiment when she was a child, drummer Amber returned a few years ago. She says: “Here, I was 10 years old. The regiment has always felt like a family to me and I’ve always felt a great sense of belonging.”
“This was taken at my first event back after seven years away. I had such a great time and was welcomed back with open arms!”
Reenactment isn’t all about battling – Amber says: “Nothing can be compared to Manchesters’ regimental parties. Always fun, always crazy, always hilarious.”
On the field, Amber keeps the regiment in order and motivated – she says “Being part of something so big is exhilarating. Sometimes you stop and just take it all in. Its incredible.”
After battle, it’s time let your hair down – including fun in the beer tent! Amber says: “Fancy dress in the beer tent is always a great laugh, seeing all the mad and inventive outfits people come up with!”
That’s all from Amber’s #mancsmugs – thanks so much to her for taking part and we hope you’ve got a glimpse of just some of the things we get up to at events. If it’s whetted your appetite, make sure you join up now! You can give reenactment a go for just a tenner – and all your kit is provided!
Make sure you follow the Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote account on Instagram for daily updates of our adventures on and off the battlefield!