Publishedduration1 hour agoshareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingimage captionMembers of the Wimborne Militia are a popular attraction at annual events like the switching on of the town's Christmas lights

Historical re-enactors who have had their Facebook accounts frozen fear it is because they have been mistaken for US right-wing militia.

The accounts of five members of the Wimborne Militia have been disabled, leaving them unable to post photos and content.

Facebook said it was investigating.

In August, the social media platform began taking down or restricting accounts backing right-wing conspiracies and US militia groups.

Wimborne Militia, which current has about 60 members and recreates historical events such as the Battle of Monmouth, is well known at local events, such as the annual switching on of the Christmas lights in Wimborne.