The Battle of Nantwich

Holly Holy Day which celebrates the Battle of Nantwich on Saturday 25th January, is the 370th Anniversary of the original battle in 1644. Yet again visitors to the town will witness the re-enactment of the battle courtesy of the dedicated troops of the Sealed Knot Society. This event acknowledges the lifting of the siege of Nantwich during the Civil War following a battle between the Parliamentarians (Roundheads) and Royalists (Cavaliers), to gain control of the town which was of significant strategic importance. People of the town wore Holly sprigs to celebrate the victory hence the name given. The first commemoration was in 1971.

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There are several other events taking place including talks in the Nantwich Museum by Professor Ann Hughes and Dr Ian Atherton from the History Department at Keele University.

Nantwich Bookshop will also be holding an evening event with book signings and there will be the usual local market and street entertainment. Nantwich Tourist Information Centre

The re-enactment takes place on Mill Island and although we may no longer be the second most important town in the county, as usual Nantwich will be planning a great day of family entertainment so don’t miss out!

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