The Battle of Nantwich
20th December 2010
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The much loved commemoration of the Civil War siege and battle of Nantwich will take place in the town on Saturday 22nd January 2011.


The town centre will be filled with Roundheads, Cavaliers, camp followers, fire eaters and other entertainers of the period as the townspeople of Nantwich celebrate the relief of the Parliamentarian town from besiegement of the Royalist Army during the Civil War.



Many of the Town's traders reported activity and takings up by as much as 25% on the day, so there was an economic benefit as well as a feel good factor,' reports Holly Holy Day Society spokesman Shaun Cafferty.


'The 2011 event will again be an all-day affair with something for everyone - and most of the entertainment free of charge!'


In order to support the event, volunteers are still required to help with planning before hand and assistance on the day itself.


Holly Holy Day is a non-profit event staged by a small voluntary group with support from the local councils, the Rotary organisation and sponsorship from local businesses.


'Without this practical and financial support, the event would itself pass into history and the town would lose this special day from the calendar, as well as the economic benefits it brings,' says Shaun.


Anyone who is willing to offer any assistance can get in touch via the website:, or via the Nantwich Town Council.



Further events include a Hog Roast, Punch and Judy Show and Children’s entertainer. It is also hoped to have a band, as well as some other 17th entertainments, including music and a musketry demonstration. Holly button holes will also again be on sale, with proceeds to be donated to a local good cause. Further events are being explored and will be announced nearer the time.


This year will see the biggest and most entertaining event yet!

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