Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Here in Oliver's Battery we can claim a direct link to the time of the Civil War. Current historical opinion seems to take the view that the iron age earthwork, now known as Oliver's Battery, was used as a camp by Cromwell's forces during the siege of Winchester in 1645.
Last Sunday a group of re-enactors from Tillier's Regiment of Foote, part of the Sealed Knot, put on displays at the Westgate. As usual on these occasions the re-enactors were approachable and knowledgable, and a good crowd turned out to see them and even join in. A good afternoon and congratulations to the Winchester Museum Service for laying on the event.