York trip report

Tuesday, 01 September 2009 20:06 administrator

Our group outing to York on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2009 was a great success. About thirty members and family came on the trip, which was organised by Andrew Roddison as a 'thank-you' for the time volunteered by members during the Battle of Treeton weekend in July.

Despite the Bank Holiday the coach made good time to York, where we called in at the Racecourse to collect our tickets for the Sealed Knot Battle of Marston Moor re-enactment, before going on to the historic city itself for the morning.

The Sealed Knot event was on an altogether vaster scale at York, with around five to six times as many re-enactors taking part, including cavalry on both sides: over one thousand members of the Sealed Knot were on the field for the main battle event, which took most of the afternoon. 

Despite some cloud the weather behaved itself and we were treated to a real specatacle in the sunshine, along with several thousand other spectators enjoying the occasion.

 A small selection of photographs is available in the York section of the Photo Galleries - you may recognise a certain preacher from his fiery sermon and harsh treatment at St Helen's church!


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