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Coins buried during English Civil War found on farm

More than 1,000 silver coins buried on the "front line" during the English Civil War have been discovered in a farmer's field in Lincolnshire. The hoard of 17th Century coins was found by metal detector user Steven Ingram near the village of Ewerby. Council finds officer Adam Daubney said the discovery was

Commandery revamp to boost city heritage

A MAJOR project to bring to life Worcester’s Civil War story at The Commandery will become a reality after a £356,000 cash injection. The landmark city heritage site is embarking on the project to improve its visitor offering after securing £260,000 from Worcester City Council and £96,000 from the Heritage Lottery

Some Greenland sharks alive today were born before the English Civil War

Not strictly ECW related though an intersting post Greenland sharks live to 400 making them the world's longest-lived vertebrates, scientists have discovered. By analysing changes caused by nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s, a team was able to accurately estimate the age of 28 female sharks for the first time –

Nantwich Museum summer talks programme unveiled

Nantwich Museum will stage a series of walks and talks to complement its “Nantwich Besieged” exhibition which opens on July 21. The exhibition will examine life in the town during the English Civil War. The following talks have been arranged: July 29, The Battle of Nantwich by Julian Humphrys, Battlefields Trust, 7pm. August 3,

18 PICTURES: Musket fire fills air at Otley civil war re-enactment

THE sounds of 17th century battle have echoed across Otley as some 200 English Civil War Society members donned uniforms to recreate a battle, featuring muskets, pikes and cannon. Large crowds were able to cheer on the Roundheads or Cavaliers as battles were re-enacted at Prince Henry’s Grammar School’s sports field

Middlewich civil war commemoration

On Saturday 30th April there will be a feast of heritage on show at Middlewich Town Hall when Mayor Ken Kingston will be unveiling the Middlewich Civil War Battlefield Marker as part of the Middlewich ‘Past and Present’ Exhibition. He will be joined by his guests and supporters of the Civil


The Royal Armouries holds the most extensive collection of Civil War arms and armour in the country, as well as a number of military manuals, paintings and prints from the period. The museum is also home to the finest surviving Civil-War-era armoury from Littlecote House. Our Study Day coincides with the

Wythenshawe Hall built in 1540 has been badly damaged in a huge fire

Wythenshawe Hall built in the 16th century has suffered severe damage to its roof and upper floors after a fire broke out. The blaze started in the roof of Wythenshawe Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning at approximately 03:30 (GMT), according to Greater Manchester Police Fire and Rescue Service