2015 was the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Evesham. A series of events, services and activities took place to mark the anniversary over a two week period between 1 and 15 August 2015. These activities remembered the loss of life; celebrated the great work and legacy de Montfort left behind and re-enacted a part of British medieval history.
Highlights from 2015
|Commemorate and Democracy Day with guest speakers including The Speaker (John Bercow), and the Bishop of Dudley.||"Battle Beer" brewed by Cotswold Lion Brewery and Fleece Inn||Medieval Tea Tent provided by Jelly Pickle Jam|
|Parade of 20 horses and over 200 re-enactors||Re-enactment involving 300 re-enactors||Talks by Professor David Carpenter, Dr David Cox, authors Katherine Ashe and Marc Morris, writer Steve Roberts and geographers David and Joya Snowden.|
|Medieval Playpark at The Valley||Wargames table top strategic battle demonstration||Craft and farm markets|
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|Displays of living history, archery, falconry, dance and others||Evesham Tours by bus, foot and to discover history and ghosts!||Special Services held at Church|
|Tapestry of the Battle of Lewes||Children's flag design competition with winning designs flown throughout the town||Simon's Treasure Quest, a hunt around town for children|
If you would like to view more about what took place during the anniversary celebrations, please download the programmes here.