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Newbury – Bringing the Seventeenth Century Alive!
The Newbury I Event Committee
Press Release No.1
375 years on – on 23 June and 24 June 2018 the Newbury I Event Committee have engaged The English Civil War Society to re-enact some of the key events during The First Battle of Newbury. This will be at Cope Hall Park on the lower slopes of Round Hill to the West of Newbury. There, the audience will experience the thrill of cavalry in action, musket and artillery fire, and the clash of pikes at a re-enactment on a part of the original battle site.
There will be infantry, cavalry and artillery displays during each morning prior to the main battle in the afternoons. Also, there are Living History displays from 11.00am to 5.00pm showing active demonstrations of seventeenth century crafts and activities, as well as Parliament’s artillery battery.
Lucius Cary, 15 th Viscount Falkland, has agreed to attend the ceremony on 2 June 2018 to lay wreaths at the memorial to the 2 nd Viscount Falkland, who was killed in the First Battle of Newbury. This is a precursor to the battle. The Mayor of Newbury will lay a wreath at the ceremony, which is by kind permission of Newbury Town Council. Guards of Honour will provide a salute.
The Newbury I event sponsors
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