Working With Us

The Trayned Bandes combine professionalism and authenticity in our presentation of 17th century military and civilian life. We have worked with the Battlefields Trust, Burton Agnes Hall, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, Saint Mary's Church (Putney), TileFilms, and other clients to ensure displays and demonstrations meet their needs and our own high standards.

Contact us if your organisation is interested in working with us for a living history event or production.

Our Friends

The Trayned Bandes cooperates with like-minded organisations to span more than 250 years of living history.

The Crimean Rifles (1853-1856)

The Queen's Regiment (1701-1715)

Hammond's Regiment of Foote

Sir John Owens Regiment of Foote

Trayned Bandes 1644

Learn more about key figures in the East Smithfield and St Katharine’s Company of the Tower Hamlets Trained Bands in 1644.

•  Captain Leonard Leonards
•  Captain Christopher Gore
•  Ensign Thomase Teare
•  Sergeant Edward Amery
•  Sergeant Lawrence Harris
•  Sergeant Phillip Shipton

London and Libertie! The Trayned Bandes On The March

Selected Events 2014

Selected Events 2012

Selected Events 2013

Selected Events 2011


Do you want to play the part of a souldier or civilian during the pivotal period of the British Civil Wars? You do not need to be a student of the times to join the Trayned Bandes. The goal is enjoyment and camaraderie and full training is provided for drill, arms handling, and period background.

Contact us for details about membership or speak with a member during one of our events.

2018 Schedule

Where to see the Trayned Bandes during the 2018 season:

26-28 May (Late May Bank Holiday) - Bristol 375th anniversary (Major Muster)

23-24 June - Newark 375th anniversary (Large Mini Muster)

11-12 August - Ashby de la Zouch (Mini Muster)

25-26 August (Bank Holiday) - Clayton House, Buckinghamshire (Major Muster)