Battlefields Trust Events

Battlefields Trust - Statement on Events and Coronavirus 

Details of battlefield events advertised below are accurate at the time of publication and will be updated in the event of any changes, particularly in the light of Covid19 advice and restrictions.  Places are limited and pre-registration on all events is essential. The event organiser will inform you of joining instructions.  In any case  please check with the organiser of the event, or this website again, shortly before the day of the event to make sure no last minute alterations or cancellations have been necessary. 

Except where shown, all events organised by the Battlefields Trust are free to members.  Non-members are welcome to attend, but adult non-members may be asked for a donation to support the Battlefields Trust's work.

Members will be aware that in response to the enforced postponement or cancellation of its events the Battlefields Trust  launched a new programme of members-only online talks. These have have proved so popular that the decision has been taken to make these an ongoing benefit of membership.

Herford castle from the moat

Siege of Hertford Castle 1216
Sunday 24th July 2022

An opportunity to explore this interesting medieval siege.

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Deal Castle

Deal Castle Visit
Monday 25th July 2022

An opportunity to learn more about Henry VIII's defensive scheme for the south coast.

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Battle of Boroughbridge 1322 Official Unveiling of Information Boards
Saturday 13th August 2022

Formal Unveiling of the Boroughbridge 1322 Battle Information Boards.

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Hidden histories of Old Southampton
Saturday 20th August 2022

A walk round old Southampton including a look at the raids on the town in the 14th century

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Battle of Huntingdon 1645
Saturday 20th August 2022

Join the East Anglia region for a talk on the Battle followed by a walk to some of the venues and locations featured in it.

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The Phoenix Tower Chester

The Siege of Chester 1645/46
Sunday 21st August 2022

A walk of the siege of Chester 1645/46 including a rare opportunity to access the Phoenix Tower where Charles I is said to have witnessed the battle of Rowton Heath. 

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Old Wardour Castle - image courtesy of Dan Moorhouse

Old Wardour Castle & Salisbury during the British Civil Wars - Talk
Wednesday 24th August 2022

Battlefields Trust Trustee Julian Humphrys discussing the Civil War in in Salisbury and events concerning Old Wardour Castle for the Salisbury Military History Society

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The English Civil War Siege of Kings Lynn 1643
Saturday 10th September 2022

Join the East Anglia region for a walk around the sites of the 1643 siege, and post-siege refortification.

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Battle of Myton 1319
Sunday 11th September 2022

A battlefield walk covering this English/Scottish encounter.

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Battle of Stamford Bridge 1066 and the Stamford Bridge Tapestry
Sunday 11th September 2022

A walk around the battle site of King Harold II's last victory, and a viewing of the battle of Stamford Bridge Tapestry.

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Cheriton Wood from Alresford Lane

Battle of Cheriton 1644
Sunday 18th September 2022

An opportunity to visit the battlefield where old friends, Sir Ralph Hopton and Sir William Waller, fought and where the royalists, following defeat, were put on the defensive at the start of 1644. 

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RAF Kenley - photograph courtesy of the Kenley Revival project

RAF Kenley - Battle of Britain 1940
Sunday 25th September 2022

A unique opportunity to view the best preserved WWII fighter station in the country.

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The Falkland memorial and interpretation board.

First Battle of Newbury 1643
Sunday 2nd October 2022

A walk to raise funds for a further information board at the first Newbury battlefield.

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Battle of Byland 1322 700th Anniversary Commemoration Event
Saturday 15th October 1322

All-day activities, and an official unveiling of the battle memorial and information board, commemorate this battle where two kings were present.

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The battlefield from Edgehill

Battle of Edgehill 1642
Sunday 16th October 2022

An opportunity to visit the field of the first major battle of the Civil War

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Battle of Lewes 1264
Sunday 23rd October 2022

A walk around the new battlefield trail

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Syon House Brentford - captured by the royalists in the battle

Battles of Brentford and Turnham Green 1642
Sunday 6th November 2022

An opportunity to visit the sites of the key battles around London at the end of 1642

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The Queen's Sconce, Newark

English Civil War Fortresses Symposium
Saturday 19th November 2022

A joint Battlefields Trust - Fortress Study group one day symposium.  Full programme now available.

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Rome is the Light
Saturday 26th November 2022

The Norfolk Branch of the Richard III Society presents a day with your favourite Roman fiction authors.

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