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Skipton Castle Events  2017

   

 

   

      

     

Sat 12th Aug Re-Enactment: Trayned Bandes 10am - 5pm

Sun 13th Aug Re-Enactment: Trayned Bandes 11am - 5pm

The English Civil War

 

See this military unit setting up an encampment mustering their souldiers and firing their muskets

 

Saturday 12th August

10.00 am - Soldiers' camp, sentries set. Soldiers & civilians go about their duties.

11.00 am - Soldiers of the garrison form up and march to the display area for drill/firing.

12.30 pm approx. – Dinner.

2.00 pm - Soldiers form up and march to the display area for drill/firing.

3.30 pm - Soldiers form up and march to the display area for drill/firing.

 

 Sunday 13th  August

12.00 noon - Soldiers' camp, sentries set. Soldiers & civilians go about their duties.

12.30 - Soldiers of the garrison form up and march to display area for drill/firing.

1.30 pm approx. – Dinner.

2.00 pm – Soldiers form up and march to the display area for drill/firing

3.15 pm Soldiers form up and march to the display area for drill/firing

 

 

                

 

Sat 19th Aug Re-Enactment: Historia Normannis 10am - 5pm

Sun 20th Aug Re-Enactment: Historia Normannis 11am - 5pm

Bringing History to life in the 12th Century


The walls of Skipton castle will echo to the sound of swords and shields once again- but don't worry, it's only the re-enactors of Historia Normannis! Come and see medieval craftsmen demonstrating their trades, knights displaying their prowess, and ladies describing life as it would have been in the reign of Henry II. The castle itself will be the site of historic set-pieces, recreating the daily workings of a local medieval court, the furnishings of a Lord's bedchamber, and outside the walls, a working medieval siege weapon! A great day out for history enthusiasts and curious families alike- it promises to be an event not to be missed!

 

Sat 26th Aug Re-Enactment: The Pirate Captain 10am - 5pm

Sun 27th Aug Re-Enactment: The Pirate Captain 11am - 5pm

  

Captain Burwash tells stories about famous pirates (from the more obscure like Pierre le Grande and Jean Doublet, to the famous like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard), sometimes having the visitors act out those stories (whenever he has enough gathered to do so), and he answers questions about anything and everything piratical. He shows his possessions and artefacts , allowing individuals(under careful supervision) to handle them. Sometimes he does all three things at once - answering a question by demonstrating an artefact and telling a story! He hopes to be in conversation all day long!

    

 

 

 


               

 

 

 

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