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PIC SPECIAL: Holly Holy Day celebrates 50th anniversary

PIC SPECIAL: Holly Holy Day celebrates 50th anniversary

Holly Holy Day events took place in Nantwich and Acton on Saturday, writes Jonathan White.

There was no battle re-enactment this year due to the pandemic.

January 24, 2022
‘Holly Holy Day’ Battle of Nantwich events at St Mary’s Church, Acton

‘Holly Holy Day’ Battle of Nantwich events at St Mary’s Church, Acton

St Mary’s Church on Monks Lane in Acton have organised ‘Holly Holy Day’ Battle of Nantwich events this Saturday January 22.

The church will be open from 9am until 11:30am serving hot drinks and buttered toast.

January 17, 2022
Holly Holy Day in Nantwich commemorated by town museum

Holly Holy Day in Nantwich commemorated by town museum

Holly Holy Day in Nantwich is Saturday January 22 – the day residents celebrated the end in 1644 of the Royalist siege of the town by wearing a sprig of holly in their hats.

And while this year’s Battle of Nantwich re-enactment has been cancelled due to Covid, there are other events taking place to commemorate the occasion.

January 12, 2022
Nantwich Museum unveils programme of local walks

Nantwich Museum unveils programme of local walks

Nantwich Museum has unveiled its programme of walks for January and February 2022.

Options for the highly popular guided walks include a Town Tour, a Welsh Row Tour and a special Battle of Nantwich Tour.

January 4, 2022
“Holly Holy Day” Battle of Nantwich 2022 cancelled, organisers announce

“Holly Holy Day” Battle of Nantwich 2022 cancelled, organisers announce

One of the biggest one-day events in Nantwich, Holly Holy Day, has been cancelled.

Organisers announced the decision tonight, less than four weeks before the Battle of Nantwich commemoration event was due to take place.

December 28, 2021
FEATURE: Get your daily exercise and learn about Battle of Nantwich

FEATURE: Get your daily exercise and learn about Battle of Nantwich

The annual Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre and Civil War author event in Nantwich and battlefield tour in Acton were all cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

January 31, 2021
Nantwich Museum unveils new “Battle of Nantwich” video

Nantwich Museum unveils new “Battle of Nantwich” video

Nantwich Museum has unveiled a new “The Battle of Nantwich, 25 January 1644” video to commemorate the event.

Despite this year’s Holly Holy Day being cancelled by Covid, this video will help bring home the significance of the annual event.

January 22, 2021
Organisers confirm Battle of Nantwich Winter Fayre cancelled by Covid

Organisers confirm Battle of Nantwich Winter Fayre cancelled by Covid

By Jonathan White
The annual ‘Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre’ has been cancelled by the Covid pandemic, organisers have confirmed.

The Holly Holy Day annual event normally takes place on the final weekend of January, and is one of the biggest one-day events in the town.

January 17, 2021
PICTURE SPECIAL – Battle of Nantwich “Holly Holy Day”

PICTURE SPECIAL – Battle of Nantwich “Holly Holy Day”

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people lined the streets of Nantwich this weekend to enjoy the annual Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre.

The event culminated in The Sealed Knot staging a re-enactment of the Battle on Mill Island.

January 26, 2020
Town gears up for Battle of Nantwich re-enactment

Town gears up for Battle of Nantwich re-enactment

Thousands are expected to line the town centre streets for the annual ‘Battle of Nantwich’ next Saturday, writes Jonathan White.

For more than 40 years the troops of The Sealed Knot have gathered in Nantwich to re-enact the battle that took place in 1644.

January 18, 2020
Nantwich Museum to stage “Road to the Battle of Nantwich”

Nantwich Museum to stage “Road to the Battle of Nantwich”

Nantwich Museum is to stage a Holly Holy Day commemoration and “Road to the Battle of Nantwich” talks.

Holly Holy Day will commemorate the 1644 Battle of Nantwich this month on January 25.

January 15, 2020
‘Holly Holy Day’ Battle of Nantwich events at St Mary’s Church, Acton

‘Holly Holy Day’ Battle of Nantwich events at St Mary’s Church, Acton

Activities have been organised at St Mary’s Church in Acton on January 25 during the annual ‘Holly Holy Day’ Battle of Nantwich celebrations.

The church will be open from 9am until 11.30am serving hot drinks and buttered toast with the opportunity to go up the Church’s Tower.

January 14, 2020
How women played key role in famous 1644 Battle of Nantwich

How women played key role in famous 1644 Battle of Nantwich

As the annual “Holly Holy Day” celebration nears, historical writer Mark Turnbull retells the little known story of a regiment of women who helped save the town just days before the 1644 Battle of Nantwich.

January 12, 2020