Re-enactment weekend in Sutton St James with the Sealed Knot over May Bank Holiday
Prepare to stand guard in Sutton St James over the Bank Holiday of May 4, 5 and 6 for an exciting event.
Members of the Sealed Knot re-enactment group will be occupying the village to re-create the turbulent events of the English Civil War. This was when the men of Sutton St James stood shoulder to shoulder with the men of Crowland to resist the forces of Parliament in support of King Charles I.
Members of the 'Cittie of London Brigade' of the Sealed Knot will camp in the village re-creating living history, with demonstrations of drumming, pike drill, and some musket fire in which the public can take part.
On Saturday evening there will be a “Rock with a re-enactor” dance at the village hall, with band Crowbone, while the Sealed Knot bar The Stagger Inn will be serving real ales.
On Sunday, at the Church of St James, the Greater Service will be held at 11am where members of the Sealed Knot will join the congregation in full dress, after which the festivities will recommence.
And on Monday, the re-enactment will reach its finale when the brave men of Sutton St James march off to Crowland to support their Royalist brethren.
Admission to all the events is by a one-off payment of £5 for a wristband (available from the church). Under 16s go free.All proceeds will go to support the Parish Church.
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