A period fair, market and costumes and uniforms gave an insight into the world of King George III and the Duke of Wellington, and cooking and food displays gave a taste of the social side of the era.
Visitors witnessed what life in an army camp in the Napoleonic wars would have been like, with re-enactments of military manoeuvres and battles, while the market's trade stand offered Napoleonic battle maps.
Fans of the TV series Sharpe's Rifles could meet actor Jason Salkey, who played Rifleman Harris.
N.B. A Dark Dorset short film of this event will be coming soon