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Historical Event, Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jun 2018, £3-£15

The 95th Rifles

The 95th Rifles


Chloe Cawston

01284 758123


Icklingham Road,
West Stow,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP28 6HG


Meet the 95th Rifles when they are camped at West Stow and find out how our Baker rifles beat Napoleon.

You can talk to a ‘chosen man’, try one of the famous green jackets or feel the weight of a Baker rifle. Drill and firing displays help bring our past to life.

This is the most famous of all Wellington’s regiments from the Peninsular War and Waterloo (1803-1815). They have found a special place in the history of our military and as important to that story as Cromwell’s Ironsides or the Desert Rats.

In modern times they have been featured in popular culture in Bernard Cornwell’s ‘Sharpe’ series of novels which were presented in the iconic television series of that name with Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe.

The 95th Rifles re-create the everyday lives of soldiers and camp followers during the Napoleonic wars. Sometimes fighting dramatic battles and skirmishes, sometimes training to fire our flintlock rifles, with local Brandon flints. Everything is done to historical accuracy, including general life around the period encampments.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jun 2018 10:00 to 17:00


Standard admission charges apply

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jun Meet the 95th Rifles
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun The Return of Dragon Fest at West Stow!
Sat 11 - Sun 12 Aug A Twistory Weekend
Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug The Vikings Come to West Stow!
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep Preparing for a Feast!
Mon 22 - Sun 28 Oct As Winter Approaches



See location of West Stow - The First English Village on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 799714  Lat: 52.31132 Long: 0.63793

By Road:
Follow brown leisure signs from the A14 or A11; the Anglo-Saxon Village is 7 miles NW of Bury St Edmunds, off the A1101.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome