Sheffield set to step back in time

The Sealed Knot Society will re-enact a battle in Sheffield

The Sealed Knot Society will re-enact a battle in Sheffield

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Sheffield will take a step back in time next month when the re-enactment of a battle brings history to life.

The Royalist army and the Parliamentarians will go into battle in the grounds of Sheffield Manor Lodge, Manor, next Saturday, August 1.

The Sealed Knot Society will re-enact a battle in Sheffield

The Sealed Knot Society will re-enact a battle in Sheffield

Members of the Sealed Knot Society – battle re-enactment specialists – will take part in a fictitious battle dating back to 1644.

Cannon fire will be heard around the city as the realistic battle gets under way in front of a crowd of spectators.

Sealed Knot Society members will set up camp in the ruins of Sheffield Manor Lodge over the weekend of the battle, where visitors will be able to find out about 17th century life.

A living history camp will demonstrate the clothes worn during the era, the food eaten and the weapons used.

David Templeman, chairman of the Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge, said: “This will be a fantastic day for families, adults and anyone interested in history alike.

“It is great to have such a prestigious re-enactment taking place on our site and I can’t wait to see the canons in action.”

The site of Sheffield Manor Lodge boasts Tudor ruins where Mary Queen of Scots was once held as a prisoner.

It was built in the middle of the Sheffield’s medieval deer park, which once covered 2,500 acres.

Discounted tickets can be bought in advance - call 0114 2762828 or email info@greenestate.org to book.

Advance tickets are £3 per adult and £1.50 per child.

On-the-day prices are £4 per adult and £2 per child.

The event will run from 11am to 4pm with the battle starting at 12.30pm.