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Acton organises ‘Holly Holy Day’ activities

Acton organises ‘Holly Holy Day’ activities

By Jonathan White
Activities have been organised at St Mary’s Church in Acton on the annual ‘Holly Holy Day’ Battle of Nantwich on Saturday January 26.

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 16, 2019
Nantwich gears up for “Battle of Nantwich” Holly Holy Day

Nantwich gears up for “Battle of Nantwich” Holly Holy Day

Nantwich is once again gearing up for one of its busiest days of the year when Holly Holy Day commemorations are held on January 26.

The town centre is likely to be packed as thousands cram in to watch The Sealed Knot re-enact the infamous 1644 Battle of Nantwich.

January 10, 2019
Nantwich Museum’s popular tours return in January

Nantwich Museum’s popular tours return in January

Nantwich Museum’s popular tours programme continues with three tours scheduled for January 2019.

A ‘Town Tour’ will run from 11am on Saturday 12 January.

January 7, 2019
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
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.

January 27, 2018
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.

January 21, 2018
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.

January 29, 2017
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
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.

May 19, 2016
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
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
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.

January 5, 2016
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