Holly Holy Day

holly holy day banner

Saturday 26th January 2019 from 10.00am

Thousands of people and hundreds of soldiers will be descending on Nantwich in Cheshire for the annual re-enactment event known as ‘Holly Holy Day’.

The event marks the Battle of Nantwich of 1644 – a key battle during the first English Civil War when a Parliamentarian army under Thomas “Black Tom” Fairfax defeated the besieging Royalist force of Lord Byron.

Organised by The King’s Guard of the Sealed Knot, it’s been an annual tradition for the Sealed Knot for more than 40 years and 2018 promises to see another great event, with the armies marching into the town centre and parading in the main square before heading down to Mill Island for a battle re-enactment featuring muskets, pike, and cannon!

The parade will start at approximately 12.45pm from the top of Welsh Row and proceed to Nantwich Square.
The wreath laying ceremony will be at 1.30pm.
The troops will then move to Mill Island for the re-enactment of the Battle which will start at 2.00pm.