Article and images by Jonathan White
The annual ‘Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre’ took place in and around Nantwich town centre and on Mill Island on Saturday 25th January 2020.
The event was organised by the Holly Holy Day Society, a small group of unpaid volunteers who give up their time each year to organise and plan the event, working in association with The Sealed Knot re-enactment society.
Holly Holy Day traces back to the 17th century and the four-year-long First English Civil War between the Parliamentarians (Roundheads) and the Royalists (Cavaliers) loyal to Charles I.
A variety of activities took place during the day at St Mary’s Church, Acton; St Mary’s Church, Nantwich; Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge; Nantwich Museum; and the town square.
There was also the parade and the battle re-enactment on Mill Island.