Do not worry if you hear "strange bangs" coming from Gregynog Hall, near Tregynon, this weekend.

HMS Wales, a re-enactment society, bringing to life the soldiers, sailors, and civilians of Admiral Nelson’s Navy in 1805, will be practicing for their summer events.

A spokesperson for Gregynog Hall said police have been informed and the firing will be well away from livestock.

HMS Wales was started in January 2020 by three friends who were experienced Napoleonic reenactors.


The group portray a landing party of the Royal Navy, featuring various pieces of equipment and the crew perform a wide range of roles from a ship’s company.

A spokesperson for HMS Wales said: "We aim to create an informative and interactive group for the public, as well as a fun and interesting hobby for our members.

"We are a Welsh based group, but our members are made up of people from across the UK, this helps us to illustrate the diversity of people and roles within the Royal Navy, over 200 years ago."

The re-enactment group will return to perform at Gregynog, one of Wales' most important historic houses, on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, from 10am to 4pm. The performances will be free to watch.