Programme of Talks, Films and Demonstrations
Saturday 22nd June
Village Hall Upper Hall
11.20 How to capture a castle
An entertaining look at castles and the way they have been besieged, from the Norman Conquest to the age of gunpowder.
Julian Humphrys, Development Officer of the Battlefields Trust
The Naseby Battlefield Project and the Sealed Knot
invite you to a Family Fun Weekend
Picture by kind permission of Rusty Aldwinckle
Saturday June 22nd Sunday June 23rd
11am ‘til late 11 am to 4 pm
If you agree with us that The Battle of Naseby was Britains greatest battle then follow this link and vote online to support our cause.
Your vote will help promote Naseby Battlefield on 20th April at the National Army musuem where the top 5 battles will be entered into a debate with the greatest battle voted for on the day.
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Naseby Battlefield project is to hold an open day at Sibbertoft Reading room Postcode LE16 9UF on Saturday 13th April 2013 between 10am and 4pm
Everyone is welcome to visit and meet members of the sealed knot and see artefacts from the battle.
Refreshments are available
Another survey on Closter was completed in an attempt to find mass graves left following the battle. Viewing the survey carried out by Peter Masters were trustees Richard Putt, Ian Dexter and Pete Burton.
The trustees are delighted to extend an invitation to a lunch and battlefield tour to all 'benefactors and friends' on Saturday 27 October. It will be an opportunity to meet the trustees, have a good lunch and enjoy some gentle exercise in the country whilst honing our knowledge of the great battle. The only cost is coffee and lunch in the pub, though any guests you bring along (and please do) we hope will be prepared to donate something for the cause.
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A Forensic Geophysics survey took place on the Battlefield today by kind permission of the land owner Mr Ball of Mill Hill Farm
Peter Masters a Research Fellow of Archaeological and Forensic Geophysics at Cranfield University and assisted by among others ,Ian Dexter a Trustee of the Naseby Battlefield Project , surveying the Naseby Battlefield on Closter above Broadmoor in an endeavour to relocate the Civil War mass grave first found close to this spot by Edward Fitzgerald .
The Naseby Battlefield Project are delighted to announce a generous offer from the Battlefields Trust in support of Naseby Battlefield Project.
All new and existing friends will now be allowed FREE access to Battlefield Trust Walks and Talks on production of their 'Friends' membership card. This excellent offer now enables enthusiasts access to a new real value for money benefit whilst supporting Naseby Battlefield Project. A list of the latest events are available via this link http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/page47.asp
The conference, held on his 400th ‘birthday’, investigated the impact of Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax (1612–1671) upon his time and contemporaries. It combined the approaches of historians and literary scholars to examine afresh his multiple roles as a general, politician, landowner, husband and literary figure. His memory, image and reputation in art, literature, media and film were assessed in an exciting weekend conference which included an afternoon tour of Naseby on the second day, expertly conducted by members of the Naseby Battlefield Project.
September 19th 2012
Pete Burton, probably the most well known of the local trustees, co-founder of the project and responsible for recovering many noteable artefacts and shot on both Naseby and Bosworth battlefields and co-author of Naseby English Civil War - June 1645 by Pen & Sword Books Ltd was filmed today by Definition Media on behalf of Channel 4 and Yesterday for a 45 minute programme on Naseby Battlefield to be screened in December 2012
The trustees would like to thank the outgoing chairman Richard Putt for his long service to the Battlefield Project.
He has been replaced by Jenny Tarry who took over at the Trusts AGM on 17th September 2012. Richard said ' I would like to offer my full support to Jenny in the years to come and wish her every luck in her new role as chairman' Jenny thanked Richard for all the hard work and time he has contributed to the project over the last four years and expressed her gratitude to Richard for his support.
We are delighted to announce that the Naseby Battlefield Project is joining forces with the Royal Armouries in its mission to build an iconic Visitor and Living History Centre adjacent to the battlefield. The Royal Armouries have a wealth of experience in developing and running heritage visitors centres with their specialised expertise and knowledge.