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Pikes and Plunder Newark 1st Maybank Holiday

Re-enactors will fight pitch battles and stage living history displays in Newark over May Bank Holiday for the 3rd Pikes and Plunder event

Newark will be transported 370 years back in time on 30 April and 1 May to re-fight the battles which shaped the future of England.

Over 300 re-enactors will descend on the historic Nottinghamshire town during the Bank Holiday weekend for the spectacular 3rd Pikes and Plunder annual Civil War festival.

In 1646 the Royalist outpost was cut off by 16,000 Parliamentarian and Scots troops and its fall on 8 May marked the end of the first Civil War that saw the British Isles plunged into violent turmoil.

Now the heroism, colour and tragedy of that time will be brought back to life by the National Civil War Centre and the English Civil War Society.

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