Newbury I – 375th Anniversary of the First Battle of Newbury23 June 10:00
Experience the thrill of cavalry in action, musket and artillery fire, and the clash of pikes at a re-enactment of the First Battle of Newbury with the English Civil War Society.
Infantry, cavalry and artillery displays will take place each morning prior to the main battle in the afternoons. There will also be Living History displays showing active demonstrations of seventeenth century crafts and activities, as well as Parliament’s artillery battery.
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Advance tickets (£5 adults, £10 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children) are available from Budgens, West Berks Museum, Newbury Building Society and Tesco (Pinchington Lane).
Admission £6 Adults, £2 for children (age 5-15) or £14 Family on the day.
Before the battle, a ceremony will be held on 2 June 2018 at the junction of the Andover Road with Essex St, at the memorial to the 2nd Viscount Falkland, who was killed in the First Battle of Newbury. 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.
Location: Cope Hall Park on the lower slopes of Round Hill to the West of Newbury
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June| 11am – 5pm
Gates open at 11am until 5pm. Parking is free