The 10th Essex at Richmond Park meeting the public and talking about the role the parks played in the Great War.
Although the weather was rather challenging with constant rain throughout the morning we had a few visitors who braved the conditions. In the end there was about 1,100 visitors at the event down on two years ago where we had in excess of 3,000!
Part of the display was to teach the visitors how signal flags worked and Lady-Major Eggar, who was the instructor for the Signals Company (Women’s Volunteer Reserve) was on had to take lessons.
There was also a local cycling club who brought along some of their collection of vintage bicycles including a French folding military bike as well as a 1915 Road Racing bike.
It was a fantastic day out and many interesting and informative conversations. We cannot wait until 2020 when the next Open Day will be.