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Hosting Civil War Reenactment and Education Days

Special education days staged at Bolton School taught local children about their town's part in the Civil War that rocked the nation in the 1640s.

Roundheads and Cavaliers descended on Bolton School's grounds on 7-8 July 2018 for 'The Storming of Bolton' - an exciting weekend of thrilling battles and fascinating living history, all free for local people and staged by costumed reenactors from The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote.

Background

The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment was awarded a £9,800 regional grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the costs of the project, which means this was free for local families. 

Thanks to the generous support of Bolton School, the project's education days and first event in July gave youngsters the chance to see what life was like for ordinary people in Bolton in the 17th Century. The aim was to improve educational access for children from across the town. 

Resources

The School's grounds were used as a venue for the reenactment society to stage 'The Storming of Bolton'.

The School's facilities were also used for the education days for local pupils in Years 5, 6 and 7.

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