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Sealed Knot unveils plaque in Nantwich to mark 46-year association

Sealed Knot unveils plaque in Nantwich to mark 46-year association

The Sealed Knot Society have unveiled a plaque, stone and tree to Nantwich to mark their long association with the town.

The plaque, stone and mature tulip tree acknowledged The Sealed Knot’s 46 years of involvement in the annual Holly Holy Day events, commemorating the 1643 Battle of Nantwich.

April 15, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
IN PICTURES: 44th Battle of Nantwich enthralls thousands

IN PICTURES: 44th Battle of Nantwich enthralls thousands

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people gathered to enjoy the 44th annual Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre in and around Nantwich and Mill Island.

The event, organised by the Holly Holy Day Society,  saw hundreds of Sealed Knot troops re-enact the infamous battle of 1644.

Battle of Nantwich ‘Holly Holy Day’ set to take town by storm

Battle of Nantwich ‘Holly Holy Day’ set to take town by storm

Organisers of the annual Battle of Nantwich “Holly Holy Day” are laying on another feast of entertainment as the town again commemorates the infamous English Civil War clash in Cheshire.

Every year, the town has remembered what happened on January 25, 1644 when the Parliamentarians defeated the Royalists in a battle in the Henhull area to end the siege of the town.

Thousands watch Battle of Nantwich re-enacted on Holly Holy Day

Thousands watch Battle of Nantwich re-enacted on Holly Holy Day

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people lined the streets of Nantwich to watch the annual Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre spectacular.

The event is organised by the Holly Holy Day Society, a small non-profit group of people working with the Sealed Knot re-enactment society and Rotary.

Thousands expected for Battle of Nantwich ‘Holly Holy Day’ event

Thousands expected for Battle of Nantwich ‘Holly Holy Day’ event

Organisers of the popular Battle of Nantwich “Holly Holy Day” are once again keeping an eye on the weather ahead of this month’s event.

Holly Holy Day takes place on Saturday January 28, with thousands expected to gather to watch The Sealed Knot re-enact the bloody battle of 400 years ago.

January 5, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Flower Festival returns to St Mary’s Church, Nantwich

Flower Festival returns to St Mary’s Church, Nantwich

St Mary’s Church in Nantwich is expecting thousands of visitors from to attend the Quinquennial Flower Festival.

The church will be brought to life with the heady scent of a carnival of flowers.

Troops march on Nantwich as thousands enjoy Holly Holy Day event

Troops march on Nantwich as thousands enjoy Holly Holy Day event

By Jonathan White
Troops marched and battled each other as thousands of people flocked to Nantwich to enjoy the town’s Holly Holy Day celebrations.

The event, which also included a Winter Fayre, took place in and around Nantwich town centre and on Mill Island in dry weather.

January 24, 2016 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Residents fear Mill Island damage by Battle of Nantwich event

Residents fear Mill Island damage by Battle of Nantwich event

Residents are calling for the Battle of Nantwich re-enactment on Mill Island to be moved or cancelled because of saturated conditions.

Weeks of wet weather has left River Weaver levels very high (pictured), the ground at saturation point, and the island covered in early flowering daffodils.

January 16, 2016 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
View to a Battle exhibition at Nantwich Museum

View to a Battle exhibition at Nantwich Museum

A new exhibition called “A View to a Battle” forms part of the Holly Holy Day commemoration of the Battle of Nantwich.

It opens in the Your Space Gallery of the museum, on Pillory Street, tomorrow (January 6) and runs until Saturday February 6.

Holly Holy Day organisers hopeful rain will not wash out event

Holly Holy Day organisers hopeful rain will not wash out event

Organisers of the “Battle of Nantwich” Holly Holy Day event hope it will not be washed out by the heavy rain and flooding.

Prolonged wet weather has left River Weaver very high, and ground conditions saturated on Mill Island.

January 4, 2016 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Museum enjoys bumper day with 1,000 visitors

Nantwich Museum enjoys bumper day with 1,000 visitors

Nantwich Museum enjoyed one of its busiest days when it attracted around 1,000 visitors on Holly Holy Day.

The Pillory Street venue was thriving throughout the day as the Battle of Nantwich of 1644 was commemorated in the town.

February 6, 2015 0 comments Human Interest, News
Holly Holy Day organisers hail ‘best ever’ Battle of Nantwich

Holly Holy Day organisers hail ‘best ever’ Battle of Nantwich

Organisers of Holly Holy Day in Nantwich have paid tribute to volunteers who helped make the event the most successful ever.

Thousands flocked into town, despite the roadworks and traffic problems, to enjoy what many believe was the biggest ever staged in its 43 years.

January 26, 2015 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Picture special – Thousands enjoy Battle of Nantwich

Picture special – Thousands enjoy Battle of Nantwich

By Jonathan White
Thousands poured into Nantwich to enjoy the Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre in the town centre and Mill Island.

And organisers The Holly Holy Day Society say the event, held in conjunction with the Sealed Knot society, was one of the most successful ever.

January 25, 2015 3 comments Acton, Human Interest, News, Village News