York banking on weekend fun

8 August 2009

Press Highlights

GET ready for a fun-filled few days for all the family, with scores of events happening in York and North Yorkshire over the Bank Holiday weekend. Perhaps the largest spectacle in York during the break will be the re-enactment of the English Civil War Battle of Marston Moor, which took place in 1644 to the west of the city.

More than 1,000 people from all over Europe will re-enact the historic event on Knavesmire on Sunday and Monday. Gates open from 10.30am to 5pm. Civil War re-enactment organisation The Sealed Knot is re-creating the battle – York’s biggest re-enactment to date – as part of the city’s first English Civil War festival, which began on August 22.

Read the full article on The Press website.

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