Sealed Knot put on explosive show in Kineton

Hundreds of Sealed Knot members give people a taste of what life was like during the English Civil War
Hundreds of Sealed Knot members give people a taste of what life was like during the English Civil War

Cannon fire and musket shots were once again firing in Kineton as the Sealed Knot commemorated the Battle of Edgehill.

The event held at the sports and social club at the weekend is always a popular attraction for history lovers and despite the wet weather on the Saturday, crowd numbers were still high to watch dramatic military reenactments and enjoy a beer festival as well.

Members of the Sealed Knot march into battle formation

Members of the Sealed Knot march into battle formation

Kineton resident Adam Blockley was part of Phillip Skippon’s Parliamentary Regiment of Foote and in charge of the pike board. He said: “It was another fantastic success, the weather was pretty terrible on Saturday but we still had people come and then had a lot more on Sunday.

“This event is just to make people aware of our country’s history but also our local history. Most of the land where the Battle of Edgehill was fought is on MOD land so many might not make the connection.”

The Battle of Edgehill was fought on October 23 1642 and was the first major engagement of the English Civil War.

To be part of the Sealed Knot you can email Mr Blockley on awblockley@gmail.com for more details.

Kineton resident Adam Blockley of Phillip Skippon's Regiment of Foote. Picture by Morris Troughton-Hume

Kineton resident Adam Blockley of Phillip Skippon's Regiment of Foote. Picture by Morris Troughton-Hume