Civil War action heads to Thorpe Mandeville for action-packed weekend

Members of the Sealed Knot will be at Thorpe Mandeville at the weekend. They are pictured at the Battle of Edgehill in Kineton. ENGNNL00120131021120103
Members of the Sealed Knot will be at Thorpe Mandeville at the weekend. They are pictured at the Battle of Edgehill in Kineton. ENGNNL00120131021120103

The Northamptonshire village of Thorpe Mandeville will go back to the 17th Century on August 1 and 2 as the Sealed Knot show off their military might.

Colonel Robert Hammond’s Regiment of Foote will descend on a field opposite the Three Cones pub on Banbury Lane on Saturday and Sunday, where families can also head to the pub for a beer and cider festival to raise funds for the village’s St John the Baptist Church. Events will start at 11am.

Richard Phillips, landlord of the Three Conies, said: “Two of our customers at the pub are senior figures of the Sealed Knot and they wanted to do something in the village. It is going to be a fantastic event and throughout the day there will be lots of things for the children to do.

“This part of history is hugely important to us and we are right in the heart of Civil War country. There will be a lot of noise on both days!”

Members of the Sealed Knot will be focusing on on the Living History campaign which aims to bring to life what conditions was like for those soldiers fights in the English Civil War between 1642-51.

They will also do a full length parade to the church as part of a commemorative service on Sunday, and there will also be live music in the pub.

Entry on both days is free but there will volunteers will be taking donations.