The Ermine Street Guard Roman Re-enactment Society is dedicated to research into the Roman Army and reconstruction of Roman armour and equipment. Since forming in 1972, the guard has become firmly established as the leading society making such a detailed, accurate study of the subject. Each piece of equipment is made as authentically as is practical by guard members.
Their displays at Middlewich include aspects of Roman soldier training, firing artillery, a static army camp and two fully equipped Roman Cavalry. Prior to the festival, members of the Guard have visited schools, to give children a real taste of life as a Roman soldier.