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Liven up your bank holiday weekend with some battle, action and duelling as Peterborough recreates the English Civil War…

Head down to Flag Fen and join the Pickering’s Regiment of the Sealed Knot as they take you back 350 years to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the English Civil War. Meet some of Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers, watch an exciting skirmish and take part in have-a-go family drill sessions. Visit the soldier’s camp to find out more about life in the 17th century and the Civil War in Peterborough.

All this, plus family activities, site tours and our hands-on family dig will also be open throughout the weekend. There will also be tours of Flag Fen with our expert tour guides at 11.30am and 2pm each day.

It’s all happening Saturday May 2 – Bank Holiday Monday May 4, 10am – 5pm daily (last admission 4pm) with hourly shows and activities from 10.30am.

The timetable is as follows (for all three days):

10.00am: Open to the Public

10.30am: Drill Display & Children’s have a go drill (Main Arena)

11.15am: Introduction to the Civil War Talk (Bronze Age Roundhouse)

12.30pm: What did 17th century people eat? (Living History camp)

2pm: The Court Martial (Arena Building)

2.30pm Duel between officers (Main Arena)

3.00pm: 17th Century Surgery (Living History camp)

3.30pm: Civil War battle (Main Arena)

5.00pm: Close

Admission: £7 adults, £5 children/concessions, £18 families.

For more details call (01733) 864468 or visit Special event admission prices apply.

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