The education of school children in Northampton, England will be poorer after the theft of a van containing costumes and equipment belonging to re-enactor Steve Parish. Parish, who runs Past Alive, teaches children about English history.
"The van and its contents are really important for the company; the van is how we get around and its contents are what we use for the re-enactments," said Parish. In addition to the van, the company lost costumes, swords, shields and an English longbow worth more than UK£5,000.
The BBC article includes a list of stolen items.