Echoes of my Neighbourhood: English Civil War Re-enactment

This post is for Jacqueline’s Echoes of my Neighbourhood, a photography challenge that asks you to share a selection of photographs from around your neighbourhood. This is the first time I’ve joined in with this challenge and I’d originally intended to share pictures from the village. Last Sunday, however, having a rare weekend day free from work, I accompanied my parents into Newark-on-Trent, the nearby town in which we lived for most of my childhood. On this day, to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the Royalist surrender of the town to Parliament on the 8th May 1646, during the English Civil War, the Sealed Knot re-enactment group paraded from the Castle to the Market Place and recreated the events.

Here, in a completely random order, are some of my photos from the day:

If you’d like to know more about the history behind these events my mum, Millie Thom, has written one of her fascinating historical posts about them that you can find here.

I hope you all liked the pictures. I’d love to know if you have a favourite!

12 thoughts on “Echoes of my Neighbourhood: English Civil War Re-enactment

  1. Great photos, that looked like a great day out. I just your mum’s post and saw her photos too.
    It must have been good to get a proper day off from work and writing to recharge a bit 🙂


  2. Loved the pictures, my favourite being the one with the boy leaning against his Dad. I lived in Beacon Hill Road from 1987 – 2006, where we brought up two of our children.

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    1. It’s a small world! Just out of curiosity, what are your kids called? There was a Sam Knight in my year at school… That was Barnby Road Primary followed by Magdalene and Magnus. I was born in 1979.
      Thanks for visiting!

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      1. Sam is my youngest son, brother to Louisa. Louisa lives on Mapperley Top and Sam lives in Rottnest Island, off Perth in Australia. Both are married with two children each. !!!!! 🙂

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  3. Oh wow! These are simply fantastic. Very rich history and looks like so much fun. I like the lady in black and her dog *I think the dog is dressed too 🙂 Thank you, Louise for sharing these with us 🙂


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