Welcome to the website of the Tower Hamlets Trayned Bandes, a re-enactment group recreating the civilian militia who guarded the Tower of London and fought on the side of Parliament during the English Civil War.
If you've never heard of the Tower Hamlets Trayned Bandes, then our website has been put together to answer any initial questions you may have. We can't cover everything of course, but if there's anything further you'd like to know then please feel free to contact us.
On our site you can find out about the Tower Hamlets Trayned Bandes, both as today's re-enactment group, and the original seventeenth century regiment from which we draw our inspiration.
We also cover the basic clothing and equipment we use, and the roles we play as trayned souldiers or civilians.
Those of us within the regiment can honestly say that there is nothing quite like the hobby of re-enactment, whether in the middle of a large battle with muskets firing, pikes clashing and drums beating, or in the more initimate setting of a living history encampment engaging members of the public in various aspects of seventeenth century life.
We hope that with this site we can share a little of that infectious excitement with you, and who knows, maybe encourage you to join us.
Your weekends will never be the same again!
Photo: Sebastian Fattorini at Skipton Castle