Civil War – My Sunday Photo – 08/07/18

Hello everyone. Todays photo is something I saw while  out shopping. We’re really lucky living close to Chepstow. The town really embraces its historical past and we often come across people dressed in historical costumes at the weekend.

This weekend sees the first part of a 2 week event celebrating the last time Chepstow Castle was under seige. This happened 370 years ago, in the middle of the civil war. The royalists had control of the castle at that time, but parlimentarians lay seige and using cannons broke through the castle walls.

A group of men dressed in  royalist costumes dating from the civil war.

Todays event showed the Royalists marching through the town to the castle and taking control of it.

Next Saturday will see the Parlimentarians take the castle back. Unfortunately we wont be able to see next weeks display, but i’m sure it will be spectacular.

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  1. Lisa Pomerantz

    July 16, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    This looks like such a blast, Mrs A! Love it! #mixitup xox

  2. Mom Of Two Little Girls

    July 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    That is so good. I love how people like that really throw themselves into the experience! #mixitup

  3. mackenzieglanville

    July 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    wow that is so great, I guess Australia doesn’t have the history, but I never get to see anything fun like this. #mixitup

  4. Mum25boys

    July 10, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    This looks like so much fun. Love a little bit of history #mixitup

  5. lauriegannon1

    July 10, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    What a fun “happening” to stumble upon! Is there someone else that could get the conclusion to you? I would love to see the finale. 🙂

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 10, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Alas most of my friends will be at the steampunk event im going to next weekend.

      1. lauriegannon1

        July 10, 2018 at 12:14 pm

        Okay…now I am gearing up for awesome steampunk event pictures! 🙂

        1. hooks_and_dragons

          July 10, 2018 at 1:36 pm

          Oh yes, there will be plenty of those 😊

  6. Sian Vadher

    July 10, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Ooo looks like an interesting event!

  7. viewfromthebeachchair

    July 9, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Great reinactment! #mixitup

  8. Emma T

    July 9, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    I love watching reenactments. We had a civil war display recently in our town too #mixitup

  9. thisscribblermum

    July 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Looks very interesting! What a great way to look back at history. #MixItUp

  10. Millie

    July 9, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    It’s god to understand the history that’s near you. I love the fact they often dress up there.#MixItUp

  11. mummy here and there

    July 9, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Returning from #mixitup looks a fab day out, I always enjoy going to places that have history attached X #mixitup

  12. fancypaperblog

    July 9, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Chepstow is so nice. I was there as a child. Lovely memory! Mixed #mixitup

  13. RaisieBay

    July 9, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    What a shame you’ll miss it next week, it all looks very exciting 🙂
    #mysundayphoto #mixitup

  14. oldhouseintheshires

    July 9, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Cool, fun thing to see! #mixitup

  15. Rebecca Greenway

    July 9, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Those outfits look sooo cool! #MixItUp

  16. Heather Keet

    July 9, 2018 at 10:07 am

    This looks like a fun event, I love going to battle reenactments in the US. #MixItUp

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 9, 2018 at 10:27 am

      It was a great event, next week should be even more special

  17. Victoria Welton

    July 8, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    How fantastic – what great costumes 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

  18. mummyhereandthere

    July 8, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Gosh imagine having to wear that clothing in this heat. That is dedication to the job X #mysundayphoto


    July 8, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    They must all be melting! I was going to say they all look so authentic – until I noticed the sunglasses hahaha #mysundayphoto

  20. Bee Dilly Doo

    July 8, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    what a great sight and lovely to live near somewhere that embraces it’s history

  21. Carol

    July 8, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Awfully dark clothes for a hot summer – must be fun to live there and experience it

  22. Notmyyearoff

    July 8, 2018 at 11:40 am

    I love things like this and the actors always look so passionate about it. The costumes are fantastic!

  23. Darren Coleshill

    July 8, 2018 at 8:37 am

    What a great thing to watch, I bet they’ll be hot in those.

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  24. Sarah MumofThree World

    July 8, 2018 at 6:54 am

    What great photos! The costumes look very authentic.

  25. dadbloguk

    July 8, 2018 at 6:52 am

    And there I was thinking this was a bunch of England fans going to the pub! Yes, you are lucky to be near Chepstow and to see such things. Hame you can’t see next week’s sequel though. #mysundayphoto

  26. blogofdadjames

    July 8, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Looks like fun! #MySundayPhoto

  27. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)

    July 8, 2018 at 12:22 am

    What fun to watch, I’m sorry you will miss next weekend.

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