30 July 2009>
Step back in time to the sights, sounds and smells of the English Civil War at Llancaiach Fawr Manor.
Each year Llancaiach Fawr commemorates the visit of Charles I in 1645. Experience the bustle in the Manor as Lady Prichard and the servants prepare for the Kings visit, visit the military encampment on the meadow and learn about the life of a soldier, try the musket and pike drills of the 17th Century and find out what Y Cyrnol Prichard and the King discuss over lunch!
Saturday 1st- 'Weapons of War' - Join them in drill displays and earn the 'Kings Shilling'; experience the noise and smoke of cannon and musket firing and explore life in the soldiers camp– cooking, maintaining their weaponry and dealing with injuries (a strong stomach required!).
The Manor servants will be in a flurry of excitement as they prepare for the expected visit of the King- cooking, cleaning and gossiping amongst themselves about their lives and how the war affects their families.
Sunday 2nd: Charles I will visit Colonel Edward Prichard as he tours South Wales to gain money and support for the Royalist cause. Eavesdrop on the conversation at lunch as they discuss the progress of the war. The regiment will be out to impress the King with displays of their firepower and loyalty as they guard him for the day.
For further information, please call 01443 412248 or go to the Llancaiach Fawr website.
Normal admission charges apply.
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