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Friday, 22 February 2008

Event recalls a civil war battle

A bloody battle in Weymouth in which hundreds of men died in one night will be remembered this weekend.

The Friends of Chapelhay Gardens are inviting people to the event on Sunday to commemorate a night of intense fighting during the English Civil War in February 1645.

It was the result of a plot known as the Crabchurch Conspiracy which aimed to bring the town back under the control of the King's army. The Friends' group, which has worked hard to clear up the gardens and make it a welcoming environment for residents, teamed up with local historians to organise the event, which runs from 2pm-4pm.

Members of a re-enactment society will be attending dressed in full 17th century regalia.

Source: Dorset Echo Thursday 21st February 2008


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