Beckington

‘BECKINGTON 1643’

‘Step Into History’

Beckington Memorial Hall  1-2 July 2017.

Beckington,  Frome, Wiltshire,  BA11 6SJ.

  Over a weekend of fine weather, the people of Beckington and around enjoyed a display of C17th drill, living history and a skirmish.  

“Such a wonderful time had by us all – the amount of effort and the time that the living history people took to explain what they were doing was just amazing.”

“Just epic! Seeing is believing! I recommend it to everyone of all ages. Wicked fun”

In  1643 the Royalist forces left Frome arriving in Bradford on Avon on 2nd July. So it’s highly likely that they passed through or near Beckington on or near the date of our displays. It’s coincidences like these or using the original battlesite that add extra poignency to our events.