SEVERAL hundred history enthusiasts will bring back to life the trials and tribulations of men and women during the US Civil War next month.

The re-enactment will be staged in the grounds of Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, telling of life in the US in the 1860s.

Members of the American Civil War Society will stage demonstrations throughout the day, including a children's drum march, military drill manoeuvres, and battle scenes.

Event co-ordinator Katherine Carey said: "The professionalism of the society offers a truly realistic view of the life of 19th Century American men, women and children during the war.

"They live as though it really is the 1860s, showing how they cooked, dressed and performed medical procedures.

"This event has genuine historical and educational value, and visitors will be able to interact with the actors in the camp."

Inside the hall, the society will stage a "Ladies at Home" re-enactment, depicting women's lifestyles in the 1860s.

The event will be held on Sunday, May 4, and Monday, May 5. Tickets can be booked on (01748) 818178.