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    Marston Moor ...   

Our own area is steeped in the English Civil War events.

Just a little north of Hull lies York - and the nearby village of

Marston Moor

Just 40 minutes car journey away from Hull is  the city of York and Prince Rupert famously rode to the outskirts and fought for the Royalist Cause.  Just further on from that the Battle of Marston Moor took place in the evening of 2nd July 1644. 

The village of Long Marston has a memorial to all participants  in  the Battle of Marston Moor and every year the local people dress up in costume and gather there to remember the dead on both sides and place flowers on the memorial.

On the 350th Anniversary in 1994 we stayed for the weekend and took part in the local remembrances - and re-enactments - and have many photos to show you.

The main battle was reproduced at Ripley Castle to protect the farmers fields and countryside (most of the landmarks are unchanged from the 17th century)  but then the Civil War Society and the Sealed Knot and followers all gathered in the evening light to sing hymns and think of those who gave their lives for democracy.

We took many photographs of the weekend in 1994, including on Marston Moor itself, and in particular the villagers taking part in the special service, remembering both sides in the Civil War, which pitted brother against brother, father against sons and daughters. 

   
   

Hull also had marching and re-enacted battles - the Battle of Beverley was performed on Queens Gardens in Hull !

   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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