Civil War Walk with William Cooper of the Civic Society Town Walks Team
Thursday 08/08/13 00:00 -
During this walk, the lead up to, and the course of the military actions, will be described on the ground where it all.
Thursday 8th August at 2.30pm The momentous events of the first week in February 1643 were to greatly influence the lives of the townspeople and local villagers for the next two and a half years. Hundreds lost their lives, and many more their property. Cirencester was, as it is today, a key geographical location for the South West of England and on into Wales. The wealth re-built in the hundred years since the destruction of the Abbey was too attractive for King Charles I to ignore. The determination of the town to defend itself, and of the Royalists to defeat it, was all too clear on the day of the battle. During this walk, the lead up to, and the course of the military actions, will be described on the ground where it all. Cost: £5.65 adult or £5.00 for season ticket holders. Meet at the museum’s entrance. Please wear comfortable footwear suitable for walking, and be aware there are no seating opportunities on the route. Contact details: Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX Tel: 01285 655611