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16th June 2023

Step back in time this summer at Delapré Abbey's Not So Civil War event

This summer, history buffs and families alike are invited to step back in time and experience the anarchy of the Civil War at Delapré Abbey's Not So Civil War event on the 1st and 2nd of July, 10am-5pm.

Led by renowned reenactment group, The Devereux's Regiment, the event promises a weekend of exciting displays, demonstrations, and hands-on history that will transport visitors to 1640s Northampton.

Visitors will witness a full historic drill display with cavalry and cannons, learn all about military tactics of the 17th century, and see what civilian life was like through interactive living history encampments. From surgeons and cooks to gravediggers and midwives, historical reenactors will bring the Abbey and its grounds to life with Northampton's turbulent past.

In addition to interactive experiences, the event will feature a real ale beer tent and stalls selling historic goods, offering visitors the chance to fully immerse themselves in 17th-century life.

Inside the historic house, Northamptonshire Battlefields Society’s Graham Evans and Gregg Archer will give talks on ‘Northamptonshire’s Country Houses during the Civil War’ and ‘The Battle of Middleton Cheney’.

Tickets for the event are £8 per person, with under 3s free. Community Annual Pass/Annual Pass holders and their under 18s can enjoy the event for £5, while a family ticket (max 4, two adults, two under 18s) is available for £25. Ticket price includes entry to the historic house in addition to all activities in the grounds.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit the Delapré Abbey website at

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