Sheffield’s Civil War past brought back to life

Laura Wilberham and Sara Gent on the Friends Of Sheffield castle march.

Laura Wilberham and Sara Gent on the Friends Of Sheffield castle march.

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A famous day in Sheffield history was brought back to life 370 years on, close to the site of the city’s ancient castle.

The surrender of Sheffield Castle on August 11, 1644, at the height of the English Civil War was re-enacted in the shadow of the now doomed Castle Market.

Friends Of Sheffield castle march.
Friends Of Sheffield castle march.

Drums rolled, colours flew and pikes and muskets were brandished as Friends of Sheffield Castle first gathered at the Old Queen’s Head pub – Sheffield’s oldest domestic building – on Pond Hill, next to Sheffield Interchange.

 

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