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Pikes and Plunder Civil War Festival, Newark


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The 4th Annual Pikes and Plunder Civil War Festival will take place in Newark on the 6th and 7th of May 2018 with over a dozen regiments taking part alongside one of the biggest replica cannons in existence, named Barak, and scores of living history exponents making the 2018 Festival an even bigger spectacle than before

The historic Queen’s Sconce fort – built in 1644 – will be the stunning venue for musket fire and
fighting, whilst Newark Castle hosts major living history displays, recreating the dark days when the besieged citizens of Newark struggled to cope with food shortages. Here at the National Civil War Centre there will also be exciting demonstrations to bring the period vividly back to life.

The National Civil War Centre is organising this incredible event in partnership with the English Civil War Society to ensure that this will be an unforgettable experience with musketeers, pikemen, cannons and colour across the town. It is certain to be a truly exciting and immersive way for all ages to spend the Bank Holiday weekend.


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National Civil War Centre
01636 655765
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