English Civil War to be told

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Civil War is to break out at a peaceful village near Wetherby later this month.

The Sir Thomas Glemhams Regiment of the Sealed Knot Society will present The English Civil War a weekend of Living History and Drill Displays and Cameo performances on Saturday, June 30 to Sunday, July 1 at All Saints Church, Long Marston from 10am-4pm Saturday and 9.30am-1pm Sunday.

Visitors will be able to see the soldiers getting ready for war with special cameos and short talks, drill displays throughout the day.

Also at All Saints, Long Marston on Saturday, 6.30-7.30pm, there will be The Blessing of the Standards.

At Saint Helens Church, in Bilton in Ainsty, a 17th Century field hospital on the original site of 1644 will be in place with wounded officers and soldiers telling their story of battle 10am-4pm Saturday and 9.30am-1pm Sunday.

On Sunday, July 1 at 2.30pm there will be the Sealed Knot March from Tockwith to Long marston, to remember all those who fell.

Organisers say that own transport will be essential to travel between the sites. Admission will be free at both sites.