Civil War battle restaged

IAN CLARKE Park Farm at Swanton Morley, near Dereham, will host a three-day Civil War event featuring a 17th century-style village and battle.

IAN CLARKE

The cannons will roar, the pikes will clash and the musket fire will be heard as the English Civil War era is re-created in Mid Norfolk.

Park Farm at Swanton Morley, near Dereham, will host a three-day event featuring the Sealed Knot organisation, which will set up a 17th century-style village and re-enact a battle.

Schools are being invited for sessions on Friday September 9, noon-3pm, and youngsters will have a look at the village and be shown authentic skills from the period.


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On Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11, people will be able to visit to see the village and then watch an hour-long battle each day from 2pm.

Up to 600 characters will be taking part in the re-enact-ment.

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Over the weekend there will be a licensed bar, refreshments, children's attractions and vintage farm machinery.

Admission is £2.50 adults, £1.50 under-14s with under- fives free.

Further details on 01362 637457.

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