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All set to re-enact Civil War battle

MEMBERS of the Holly Holy Day Society have organised a further re-enactment of the Battle of Nantwich in January 1644 during the English Civil War which saw Royalists and Parliamentarians in opposition to each other.

   The annual event will take place today,  Saturday, January 27 - the nearest Saturday to the original day of the lifting of the siege of the town.

    In Nantwich, general activities on The Square (the town centre) will start at 10am with the battle re-enactment at 2pm on Mill Island.

   There will be morris dancers; members of  The Sealed Knot - the re-enactment society - will meet members of the public; stewards will conduct tours of Nantwich Parish Church; and a stage in The Square will be the place to hear announcements - including some by the Town Crier.

   From 10.15am to 12.15pm there will be a musket, pike and drum demonstration on The Square before the performers move to the pillory opposite Nantwich Museum in Pillory Street.

   A talk, "The Other Battle of Nantwich", will be presented in St Mary's Parish Church from 11.30am to 12.15pm. The bells will be rung from 12.15pm to 1pm.

   Members of Forlorn Hope will perform 17th Century music at The Museum, where there will be other activities.

   The Sealed Knot, having been billeted at Malbank School, will set off for town at 12.45pm, marching to The Square where they will arrive at 1pm.

   A wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in The Square - remembering the fallen of wars over the centuries as well as the Civic War - will take place at 1.15pm with prayers led by the Rector of Nantwich (The Rev Dr Mark Hart). There will be an inspection  of the troops at 1.30pm. From the war memorial, the troops will march down Mill Street and cross the inner ring road to Mill Island where there will be an artillery display at 1.50pm. The battle re-enactment will start at 2pm.

 

 

o WRISTBANDS will be needed to go on to Mill Island to watch the re-enactment of the battle and the other activities. These are available now from Nantwich Museum in Pillory Street, and from a ticket booth on The Square on January 27 (Holly Holy Day).

   They cost: adults 5; concession 4; child 2; family (two children and two adults) 10. The day's programme says that society members will go round Mill Island with a bucket if they find people have not paid to enter the site! 

 

o TWO miles away, in Acton village on the Nantwich to Chester road, the parish church of St Mary will open its doors to visitors at 9am, serving hot drinks and buttered toast until 11.30am.

   Meanwhile, at 10am, a talk, "The Civil War explained", will be presented by local historian, Mike Lea, in St Mary's church.

   At 11am, a guided walk will set off to the battlefield site "without treading through mud". The Sealed Knot Society are planning to send some soldiers to the walk.

 

o AS in previous years, Nantwich Museum in Pillory Street - a short distance from The Square - will stage a range of events.

 

For further information and articles about the battle, visit

https://www.battleofnantwich.org

and download a copy of the programme and a list of events

 

https://www.battleofnantwich.org  | |  https:www.facebook.com/battleofnantwich

www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/car-parks-and-parking/find-a-car-park/car_parks_in_nantwich/car_parks_in_nantwich.aspx


Quiz Night

LOCAL Rotary charities supported by the Rotary Club of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver will benefit from a Quiz Night with David Greatorex on Friday, February 2, at 7pm for a 7.30pm start at the Vagrants Sports Club, Willaston (CW5 7EP). Tickets are 12 per person, including a fish or pie and chip supper. There will be a raffle.

   A team will be up to six people. Tickets from Ian Thompson, on 01270 842330 or

tommo.uk@me.com

 

 

 

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F.C. Supporters' Bingo Night

NANTWICH Town Independent Supporters Association are holding a Bingo Night at the Swansway Stadium (the Football Club's ground) on The Waterlode - the  town's inner ring road (CW5 5BS) - on Friday, February 9.

   The doors of The Atherton and Associates Suite open at 7pm with the eyes down at 7.45pm. The entrance fee is 10, cash only, for a book of eight games of bingo. There will be cash prizes, a raffle and a chip and sausage supper by The Tea Lounge.

   Entrants can go to the venue on the night or e-mail ntisa@hotmail.com to reserve a table.

 

Comedy Night

NANTWICH Christie Hospital Support Group will be staging a Comedy Night on Friday, February 16, at 7.30pm, at Swansway Stadium in The Waterlode - the home of Nantwich Town F.C. (CW5 5BS).

   It will be hosted by Dave Twentyman with Nick Doody, Hannah Sylvester, and Steve Royale.

  Tickets are 22.50, including a chilli supper. Adults only.

  Contact Sarah Darlington on 07714 344810.

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