GALLERY: Battle of Northampton is brought to life during popular re-enactment weekend

From archery displays to cannon demonstrations, re-enactors helped bring the Battle of Northampton to life at Delapre Abbey this weekend.

Monday, 11th July 2016, 1:48 pm
Updated Monday, 11th July 2016, 7:42 pm
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The Harrington Company and the Guns of St Barbara kept visitors busy with a full programme of medieval activities throughout the weekend which even included a medieval Come Dine with Me.

But the main events saw the two re-enactment companies stage key moments from the 1460 Battle of Northampton, one of the major battles of the War of the Roses.

The festival, organised by The Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust, took place over Saturday and Sunday.

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Alongside a living history medieval encampment and hands-on children’s activities there were also exhibitions, talks and walks organised by members of the Northampton Battlefield Society.

The society was recently awarded the Battlefields Trust’s Presidents Award for outstanding battlefield preservation, conservation and interpretation.

The not-for-profit organisation was formally presented with the award by Sir Robert Worcester, whose ancestors lived in Northamptonshire in the 15th century, on Saturday.

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