30 years ago in 1985 I got into reenactment. ECW roundhead - well actually I was initially lured into it by seeing a display in a shop window of Monmouth gear and my first event was a 1685 march but this was my first ECW event at Basing House. I am on the extreme right of the top picture and wearing the helmet on the bottom one. I was 25 when I joined so not a teenager - I was old enough to know better but we had a toddler then and I thought it would be good from the family and it was. The people in the bottom pic are the late Gordon Usher (and his son Nick) who ran the Frome garrison of Devereux's regiment.