Postponed to 2021 because of the “Rule of Six
FROM REVOLUTION TO RESOLUTION
An invitation to a Battlefield Tour of Edge Hill, 1642
led by Martin Russell, The Sealed Knot
17 October, 1000hrs at the Castle Pub, Edgehill
PTSD Resolution has organised a Battlefield tour of the Edgehill battlefield in Warwickshire on the 17th October 2020. Our intention is to host a fun event open to everyone (former clients, trustees, therapists and friends) to allow us to get together and walk an important historic battlefield and learn more about the battle and the English Civil War followed by a drink & chat in a local pub. The theme of the day is "Revolution to Resolution" and we hope that we can explore these ideas further on the day.
We will be led by Martin Russell, an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic local military historian and former Parliamentary General of the Sealed Knot society who regularly re-enact Civil War battles on a large scale around the country. Martin has been involved with this particular battlefield for over 40 years and is a great storyteller able to bring the subject to life with lots of details that everyone should be able to relate to.
We will also have in attendance additional members of the Sealed Knot society complete with their weapons (pikes and muskets) and a cavalryman with his mount so you can ask any questions you like on any subject from the tactics they used to the food they ate.
Our intention is to start on the Edgehill ridge at the Castle public house and walk the route of the advance and retreat of the King's army. This will include frequent stops for questions at various local vantage points to allow you to better understand the general situation that led to the civil war; the chronology of the battle itself; participants and tactics; and the outcome of the war.
It is expected that the walk will take 2.5-3 hours including stops and is all on public footpaths, the total distance is about 2.5 miles. The walk could be considered easy to moderate for someone who is in reasonable health and will be at a slow pace with multiple stops. There are some moderate inclines for short stretches and due to the season and ground. Walking boots are recommended as going may well be soft/muddy depending on the weather.
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leads due to animals in fields.
10:00 am Assemble in Castle pub car park
10:15 am Meet with Sealed knot members to look at weapons, equipment & horse and ask questions (it is expected these SK members will accompany us on the walk)
10:45 am Set off on Kings Road aka Red Road down the ridge to Radway Village
11:30 am Arrive Radway, locate original churchyard with a potential visit to the current church
12:15 pm Arrive at the Observation point on Edgehill Ridge to review the chronological progression of battle, tactics, ORBAT, outcome etc.
13:15 pm onwards Depart for lunch at Castle pub.
Castle pub car park in the first instance and then on roads in Village/outskirts. It is a very quiet road with multiple verges to prevent congestion. The main road has a footpath on one side through the village.
The event is free, but any donations are gratefully received.
If you would like to attend, please email Clare at email@example.com. by 10th October.
We will be monitoring the situation as we get nearer the date including local lockdowns. All activities (except for lunch) are outdoors so masks should not be required under current guidelines but attendees are advised to stay up to date with COVID legislation.