Battle stations at Nantwich Museum
EVENTS leading to the Battle of Nantwich on January 25 1644 are the subject of a new exhibition at the Nantwich Museum.
The Road to the Battle of Nantwich, which runs until February 25, explores how the conflict unfolded from the First Battle of Middlewich in March 1642, through the taking of Beeston castle by the Royalists in December 1643 and then, in the same month, the Second Battle of Middlewich and Barthomley Massacre.
By the end of that December Nantwich was under siege by the Royalists which was ultimately relieved through the battle on 25 January 1644.
The battle will be commemorated in the town this month on Saturday January 28, with events on the day starting from 10am with Civil War Tours.
A Musketry Demonstration led by members of the Sealed Knot takes place from 10.30, followed by music from local group Forlorne Hope from 11.30 until 12.30.
The battle of Nantwich exhibition will be followed next month at the venue by Marguerite Turner’s exhibit Shared Space, followed in May by the annual Rotary Children’s Art competition.