History comes alive at the Westgate
Press Release: 02/02/2009
Be transported back in history and join Civil War soldiers as they lay siege to the Westgate, one of Winchester’s ancient gateways.
On Sunday 15 February, from 11am to 4pm, a re-enactment of the siege of the Westgate by the Sealed Knot will bring pikemen, musketeers, artillery and camp followers in
Come and try out the soldiers’ weapons, learn to drill and find out more about life as a soldier during the English Civil War. There will also be cannon to support the garrison and the gun captain and crew will demonstrate the loading and firing of this awesome piece of artillery.
Commenting on the event,
“There will be a full programme of activities on the day, including displays of musket and pike drills and cannon-firing, as well as a small living his
Cllr Patricia Stallard, portfolio holder for heritage, culture and sport, added:
“The Westgate museum contains weapons and armour from the Civil War and it is fascinating