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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
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
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
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
Council Leader Michael Jones “sorry” for Nantwich roadworks chaos

Council Leader Michael Jones “sorry” for Nantwich roadworks chaos

Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones today apologised to Nantwich residents caught up in the traffic chaos gripping the town.

Cllr Jones and Nantwich South and Stapeley Cllr Peter Groves told Nantwichnews they were “sorry” after a flood of complaints about roadworks causing massive delays on Holly Holy Day.

January 24, 2015
Holly Holy Day’s “Battle of Nantwich” to pull in thousands of visitors

Holly Holy Day’s “Battle of Nantwich” to pull in thousands of visitors

Thousands of people and hundreds of soldiers are set to descend on Nantwich for Holly Holy Day.

The annual event, this Saturday January 24, celebrates the Battle of Nantwich of 1644 – a key battle during the English Civil War.

January 17, 2015