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Civil War Weekend- Gloucester

At Brunswick Square
 Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sept  11.00 – 17.00 Free    Gaudy Green (Brunswick Square) will be the host for the towns folk of Gloucester in the year 1643. The Living History camp will offer the visitor an interactive experience. Wander through the site talking to the re-enactors, discovering the type of food that would have been eaten, trying on a pikemans armour or handling a matchlock musket. See a blacksmith working on his forge, basket weavers and a butler cooking for his gentry.
Kings Square
 Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sept 10.30 Free   
 Come and watch a Drill display from the early 17 century, learn more about the complex infantry weapon-handling techniques and battlefield formations. See how the soldiers trained and  prepared for battle.
City Centre Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sept   13.00
A march through the City to battle  in Gloucester Park will feature an Ensign carrying the standard which the soldiers follow and protect. Come and watch the English Civil War Society process through the streets heading to Gloucester Park where they will   recreate the Siege era battle.
Gloucester Park
Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sept 13.00 
A seventeenth century battle in Gloucester Park features an army which would have been familiar to  Colonel Massey. See all the action of the battle as horses, troops and  cannon feature in this recreation of  a Siege era conflict. 

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Gloucester Goes Retro!
10:00 AM10:00

Gloucester Goes Retro!

A Festival of Living History

Now in its fourth year we bring you this award winning Festival of Living History into the heart of Gloucester City Centre.

The four main gate streets will be turned back in time Westgate 1900 -1949, Northgate 1950s, Eastgate, 1960s, Southgate 1970 to modern day times.

The streets will be lined with hundreds of Historic Classic Cars, including Military Transport, Buses, Motorbikes etc from all over the Country & themed with memories of times past with local Music, Fashion & Reenactors all playing their part. Star Wars characters, Army Personnel, Superhero Cosplayers, Ladies & Gents in Period Fashions, TV Personalities, Civics & VIPs also attending on the day.

Kings Square will play host to Live Bands and Singers with a Dance Arena, & Kings Walk plays tribute to our Industrial past with an exhibition from ex employees of Famous Local Firms.

This is a free event supporting many charities with lots to see & do, so do come dressed to impress, & enjoy a great day out!

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