Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Battle of Preston 1715

we are approaching the 300th anniversary of Preston
 here for local events
here for a chronology

from the wiki
 The Battle of Preston (9–14 November 1715), also referred to as the Preston Fight, was fought during the Jacobite Rising of 1715 (often referred to as the First Jacobite Rising, or Rebellion by supporters of the Hanoverian government). The Jacobites moved south into England with little opposition, and by the time they reached Preston in Lancashire had grown to about 4,000 in number. Their horse troops entered Preston on the night of 9 November 1715, and as they approached two troops of dragoons and part of a militia regiment retreated to Wigan.
View of the rebels as they were brought pinioned to London
 The Queen's Regiment will be at Preston at the weekend for the anniversary. 
Saturday - engaging the public at the Minister of St John Church 10.00 - 16.00 and Sunday 12.00 - 15.00 . Service to commemorate the battle 15.00. 16.30-18.00 taking part in spectacle presentation outside the Minster on Church Street.

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