Living History Weekend at Oakwell Hall – 8/9 July 2017

On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July, Oakwell Hall in Birstall travels back in time to the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion when British Army troops were sent north to stop an army of invading Scots.

What story will it follow?

The Scots were marching south to raise Catholic support to put the Old Pretender, James Stuart, son of the deposed King James II, on the throne.

The scene set by this living history weekend is of a detachment billeted at Oakwell Hall, on Nova Lane, to recruit and train new soldiers and to muster loyalty among local people for the new Hanovarian King, George I.

Visitors will be able to watch members of the Queen’s Regiment in their camp, maintaining the security of the Hall and performing drills and firing displays.

Kirklees Together Body Image (18)

When is it happening?

The action takes place between 12noon and 5pm on Saturday, 8 July, and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 9 July.

How much will it cost?

Admission is £5 per adult and £2 per child, including entry to the Hall. This event is supported by the Friends of Oakwell and there is a 50% discount on entry for members of the Friends group.

Come along to the event:

To book tickets, please call Eric Brown on 01924 324761.

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