2012 Holly Holy Day 40th anniversary of Battle of Nantwich re-enactment

Holy smoke! Roundheads, cavaliers, fire eaters and other historic entertainers converged upon Nantwich town centre to re-enact the Battle of Nantwich. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN COCKS

Holy smoke! Roundheads, cavaliers, fire eaters and other historic entertainers converged upon Nantwich town centre to re-enact the Battle of Nantwich.

Holly Holy Day, as this date is known, annually marks the siege in January 1644 which was one of the key conflicts of the English Civil War. It provides a chance for residents and visitors to dress up, make merry and enjoy a memorable history lesson that is a worthy celebration of the relief of the parliamentarian town from the royalist army.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN COCKS

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The print version of this article appeared in the March 2012  issue of Cheshire Life 

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