wreath-laying ceremony to mark those who died in the battle and the siege. It
followed an initiative by the late Percy Corry, a local historian. Now, on the
Saturday nearest to January 25th, wreaths are laid in memory of those who died
and the battle is re-enacted by the
Sealed Knot Society on Mill
Island. The first re-enactment of the battle took place in 1973 on Barony
Park but is now held on Mill Island in the centre of Nantwich.
The commemoration is organised by the town's
Holly Holy Day Society. The
committee members include the Museum's former Community Learning Officer,
of Nantwich was staged as a "summer muster" on the 2007 August Bank Holiday weekend - a
one-off Big Battle of Nantwich (there were 2,000 troops in action). The picture
above is from that event.
external website for a report and pictures of the 2007 event.
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