We've been re-enacting The Siege of Newark again here. Luckily no-one's the town is being insensitive to the relatives of the dead from the conflict by doing it.
There were parades in town, a living history event in the castle grounds, and a skirmish battle with hundreds involved firing little cannons at each other. I missed this impressive vent yesterday because of cricket, and missed it today because my bike got a puncture (5th in 10 days, on two different bikes) and it had finished by the time I arrived.
Still, the castle grounds exhibit was very popular and busy, and I liked they had telescopes and a large sign telling you about syphilis, a warning that frankly many of our current town dwellers would do well to heed. There was the smell of cooking, and a blacksmith bellowing things.
All very interesting, and all very colourful!
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