Civil War battle is remembered

BATTLE REMEMBERED: The site of the Battle of Marston Moor.

BATTLE REMEMBERED: The site of the Battle of Marston Moor.

First published in News

ONE of the great battles of the English Civil War is about to be remembered in style.

A “battle weekend” is to be held to commemorate the Battle of Marston Moor at Long Marston, near York on June 28 and 29.

The battle took place in 1644 and the Parliamentarian victory meant that King Charles I lost control of the North of England.

To mark the anniversary All Saints’ church in Long Marston will hold a living history camp staged by the Northern Re-enactment Society in the churchyard between 10am and 4pm on the Saturday. There will also be an exhibition and refreshments in the church.

From 7pm there will be an evening of 17th-century entertainment in the church, including a short play called The Aftermath, 17th-century music and a lecture on the battle.

On the Sunday there will be an open morning and exhibition in the church from 10am until 1pm followed by a march from Tockwith to Long Marston at 2.30pm with a service at the monument.

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