The Montgomery Levy is a society based in mid-Wales and the borders
of medieval re-enactors, living history demonstrators and professional
educators.We are all volunteers. The association can draw upon many
years of re-enactment and living history experience, combined with theatre,
youth activities and teaching from its membership and was established
The Levy portrays the various foot soldiers of the feudal host employed
during this period. These range from the levy of ill trained and ill
equipped serf’s to the retained men at arms and archers. Living
history and combat demonstrations of weapons and armour portrays the
life and experiences of these troops whilst on campaign, enduring a
siege or garrisoning a castle. A range of crafts and trades are also
demonstrated to show the methods of producing the mass of goods needed
to service the medieval army; including metal work, leather work, carpentry,
clothes and a field kitchen.
Impressions focus on the troops arrayed at the castle in the town of
Montgomery and we have adopted the badge of the town for our flag...the
crossed keys of St Peter, continuing to wear the distinctive blue and
yellow livery of Montgomery.
The group is also based at its own permanent living history site in
Montgomeryshire, at the award winning restored Ty Mawr medieval hall
where it stages regular events and public displays. Here the Levy is
the re enactment arm of 'History Matters', a not for profit social enterprise
that operates in the heritage sector.