Highlights From 2015

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.

John Bercow Providing a Speech

Commemorate and Democracy Day with guest speakers including The Speaker (John Bercow), and the Bishop of Dudley.

Battle Beer

"Battle Beer" brewed by Cotswold Lion Brewery and Fleece Inn.

Jelly Pickle Jam

Medieval Tea Tent provided by Jelly Pickle Jam.

Large Parade

Parade of 20 horses and over 200 re-enactors.

Reenactment Taking Place

Re-enactment involving 300 re-enactors.

Professional Talks

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

Medieval Playpark at The Valley.

War Board Game

Wargames table top strategic battle demonstration.

Busy Market

Craft and farm markets.

Living Display of Combat Techniques

Displays of living history, archery, falconry, dance and others.

Evesham Countryside

Evesham Tours by bus, foot and to discover history and ghosts!

Tapestry of the Battle of Lewes

Tapestry of the Battle of Lewes

Child's Drawing of a Flag

Children's flag design competition with winning designs flown throughout the town.

Treasure Map

Simon's Treasure Quest, a hunt around town for children

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If you would like to view more about what took place during the anniversary celebrations, please download the programmes here.

Medieval Festival Programme