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Basing House – the ruins revisited

(Image courtesy of Steve Liddle) The Marquess of Winchester’s splendid residence was besieged three times during the English Civil War, finally falling to Oliver Cromwell in October 1645. The house was then completely destroyed with many of the bricks being used to rebuild the local village of Old Basing. The Marquess of

River Tees rediscovered

17th August Celebrate the history and heritage of the Tees Valley at a free family fun day, meet the Roman and Civil War soldiers in their camps and learn more about the story of Piercebridge.  Other activities include storytelling and heritage crafts. Piercebridge Heritage Festival and Family Fun day at Tofts Field,

Return to Gloucester

The English Civil War Society returns to Gloucester over the August bank holiday weekend. Image courtesy of Paul Cramer Following our successful event last September, the English Civil War Society will once again be filling the streets of Gloucester with the sights and sounds of the seventeenth century.  On Sunday 25th and

Farnham Castle Heritage Open Day

15th September On Sunday 15th September, as part of the Heritage Open Days, Norfolke Trayned Bandes and friends will be presenting a drill display and Living Hisotry at Farnham Castle, to which public access is normally limited to wedding participants and similar. We have the use of the Great Lawn for

Armed Forces Weekend at Waldridge Millennium Green

15th & 16th June Change of venue! Due to the recent inclement weather, this event will now take place at The Hermitage Academy, Waldridge Ln, Chester le Street DH2 3AD The Newcastle Garrison Living History Group will be providing a display of cannon fire and musketry, along with some living history presentations, as

Living History at Alnwick Castle

8th & 9th June The Newcastle Garrison Living History Group will be presenting cannon fire and musketry, along with a living history display. The event is included in the normal admission to the castle

Loudoun’s at Falkland Palace

6th & 7th July The Earl of Loudoun's Regiment of Foote will be taking over the palace and its grounds for the weekend. They will be portraying an army garrison and recruitment July 1651 (following the battle of Dunbar in 1650), where the doors have now been opened to recruit

Great Chalfield Manor

Saturday 10th August, 10.30 - 5.00Sunday 11th August, 10.30 - 4.30 Soldiers at Great Chalfield Manor The Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment of the English Civil War Society will re-enact the two-day Royalist occupation of the manor house in 1644 – 375 years ago. The Regiment and accompanying civilians will march in at

Gunpowder, Fire and Sword

The ECWS comes to Caerphilly Castle Over the Easter weekend, the Marquess of Winchester's regiment hosted an event at Caerphilly Castle. Andrew MacFetters took some photos and videos of the event. We are very grateful that Andrew has allowed us to share them. Photos on Facebook Some YouTube videos Gunfire exchange Music: fife and drums 17th century

The Siege of Brampton Bryan

375 years on On Saturday and Sunday 10th  and 11th of August 2019 the English Civil War Society will again return to Brampton Bryan to commemorate the two sieges of Brampton Bryan Castle that took place during the English Civil War.This year is the 375th anniversary of the second climactic siege,