“The Redcoat Soldier of 1751” – a talk by Bill Cainan

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There was no need for a screen and a digital projector for PNTA’s first talk of the season, which had an explosive ending.

Bill Cainan, former Curator of the Regimental Museum in Brecon made his presentation dressed in a replica redcoat uniform, painting a picture, in words and actions, of the life of a soldier of that time.

To learn more of his talk click on Annie Weaver’s report ->redcoat

Afterwards, Bill gave an outdoor demonstration of the drill to load and fire the musket.

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The musket is loaded…

 

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…and fired.

Photos by Andrew Weaver

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