This coming weekend is our last event of the season and much as we are sad to see the season drawing to an end, we’ll be enjoying this last event to the full.
The Battle of Edgehill is widely regarded as the first pitched battle of the English Civil Wars and took place on the 23rd of October 1642 at Edgehill, just outside the village of Kineton in Warwickshire.
Each year, the Sealed Knot put on an event in the village, held at the Kineton Sports and Social Club wher there will be a ‘Living History’ camp set up to be explored and the arena will host a series of displays before the battle itself is recreated.
There will be food traders present, the club house bar will be open and the event costs just £1 per person and £1 for the car park, bargain! It opens at 1:30pm and runs until 4pm.
On the Friday and Saturday evenings there will be a beer festival with a range of real ales, ciders, perries, wines and meads on offer and live music by bands Bad Janet and Pavillion
It’s set to be a great event and one that we as re-enactors look forward to every year. So, if you’re in the Warwickshire area, make sure you come along and don’t miss out. We’ll be there in our white coats so give us a wave and cheer us on as we take on parliament in the name of the king!
We will be writing up the event next week and make sure to provide lots of photos of the event for you to look through. As well as the above, members of the Society will be heading to MOD Kineton, the Army base that is now on the site of the original battlefield to take part in the Annual Parade and Memorial Service. The MOD are very kind to let us come here every year but unfortunately, due to the high security nature of the site, members of the public will not be able to be present for this aspect of the weekend. All the more reason to check back here next week to see the photos!
Images courtesy of Rusty Aldwinckle and Adam Blockley