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Hylton Castle, Sunderland

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29th & 30th July

Craigavon Road, Sunderland, SR5 3PA

This is a free event, sponsored by Sunderland City Council.

It is the first of two major events this year where the whole English Civil War Society will gather for large displays on each of the two days.

Living History Village 11.00am – 4.30pm

Meet and talk to the ‘townsfolk’ of Sunderland as they prepare to defend their homes from the Royalists

Army Cavalry, Infantry and Artillery Displays 11.00am to 1.45pm

See how the cavalry train their mounts for war
Learn how to fire a musket and handle a Pike
Wonder at the artillery pieces as they make the fog of War

Battle for Sunderland 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Witness the bitter struggle to take control of Sunderland, where hundreds of musketeers and pikemen, supported by the dashing cavalry and roaring cannon, compete in fierce civil war, where brother fought against brother, father against son.