“There’s no mistake, I smell that smell. It’s that time of year again!”
Yes, it’s time of year again when we dust off the winter cobwebs, haul our kit out of the cupboard under the stairs and head to Nantwich in Cheshire for the annual Holly Holy Day event! We’ll all be there – keep an eye out for our distinctive sky-blue flag with the three red diamonds in its centre, and cheer us on as we try and regain the coveted Rose Bowl award for best regiment!
Admission to the battle will be Adults £2, Children £1. A family of 2 adults and 2 children will be £5.
And this is a full list of the day’s events:
9.30am Civil Wars tours of the town begin (Nantwich Museum)
10am X-Academy “The Siege of Nantwich 1644”
10.30am Punch and Judy show / Musketry demonstration (Nantwich Museum)
11.00am Nantwich Players – Forlorn Hope (Church Hall)
11.30am Pillory re-enactment (at the Pillory)
11.45am Magic show
12pm X-Academy Finale
1pm Troops parade from Malbank down Welsh Row
1.30pm Troops Parade in Town Square & Wreath Laying Ceremony
1.45pm Cannon Demonstration on Mill Island
2pm Battle Re-enactment on Mill Island (To facilitate easier entry, there will be a paypoint entrance to Mill Island from the old Gasworks site off Welsh Row. This will be in addition to the usual Mill Island entry point on Waterlode.
3pm Presentation of Rose Bowl to Winning Regiment
3.30pm Troops Parade up Welsh Row to Malbank
Want to know what you’ll see? Get a taste of what to expect by watching this great video from last year’s event:
(we appear about a minute in!)