American Museum in Britain

“Once more unto the heat, dear friends, once more;” rang the watchcry of the weekend as The Society attended the first part of the independence celebrations (or more fittingly should you so wish, any according antonym) at the American Museum in Britain situated on the outskirts of Bath which was Bathed (I refuse to apologise for that) in some of the hottest days of the year.

Working alongside old friends and confréres the weekend was awash with wildly varying talks and displays; to be had amongst others there were demonstrations of light infantry tactics and artillery with open camps and entertaining duels full of witty repartee.     

It was another chance for our junior officer and orator Mr Mills to engage and edify in equal measure and he did not disappoint; the feedback was highly complimentary from both the public and our peers.

The rations were bountiful and by our own admission far above our station. We ate extraordinarily well owing to the efforts of members messers Knight and Atkins. In equal measures the evening social was truly whetted (pun very much intended) by copious amounts of ale and mead, as is only to be expected! Outside of public hours this afforded a chance for discussions to be had regards future cooperative endeavours which we will hope to expand on in the off-season.

It was with sadness (and great honour) that members attended the internment of the ashes of Colin Adams of the Crown Forces. Colin was a good friend of The Society and we can’t think of a more fitting place for him to rest. 

The Museum is undergoing some extensive remodelling to the surrounding landscaping with the intention to improve accessibility but remains open and we encourage you to visit; moreover the works are incorporating a great amount of interesting native (to America) species and is due to be finished by September. 


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