In 2002 a group of individuals came together under the guidance of The Hawick Partnership – an organisation which had been set up to support regeneration in the town – to look at the possibility of holding a festival based on the themes of Fire and Steel & Border Reivers
Background to Civil War Activity.
Great Chalfield Manor was the property of the prominent Royalist Sir Richard Gurney, Lord Mayor of London. He had bought a mortgage on it in 1631 as an investment subject to Anne, widow of Sir William Eyre, living there for the rest of her life.
Corfe Castle once again hosts Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foote together with other Regiments from the English Civil War Society and portray a civilian and military living history inside the walls of Corfe Castle. Each day will also see a march to the castle, two drill displays adapted from William