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Northumberland battle to be brought to life in Flodden anniversary year

Northumberland battle to be brought to life in Flodden anniversary year

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

History and battle fans will be pleased to learn that a special re-eneactment will take place next month. Important parts of the Battle of Flodden, which took place in 1513, will be played out at Etal village, near the battlefield site, on August 3 and 4. They will be the first ever re-enactment scenes from the battle that changed the course of British and European history.

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Battle of Flodden style Living History camp meets horticulture at Etal

Battle of Flodden style Living History camp meets horticulture at Etal

Other posts by  |  August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fans of history re-enactment will be excited to learn that a re-enactment group will be on hand in North Northumberland at Etal at the beginning of September. A Living History camp in the Etal’s walled garden will be created to illustrate many things from the 1500s, including costumes, cookery and grooming. Weaponry displays drill techniques will take place, too.

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Nominate your community site as part of the Flodden Ecomuseum

Nominate your community site as part of the Flodden Ecomuseum

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do you live near a place or a building that has a connection to the Battle of Flodden, if so the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum would like to hear from you. The Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum wants to expand by a at least 25 more sites. It is seeking nominations from across the UK for sites which relate to the Battle of Flodden, either directly or indirectly and which will help in the development of the network of the Ecomuseum. The search for new sites is part of the development phase for the wider Flodden 500 project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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Lottery funding for Flodden Battle project

Lottery funding for Flodden Battle project

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden in 2013 has received support from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the development of proposals to mark the anniversary. The HLF first-round pass of £887,400, awarded to the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum Ltd, includes a development grant of £81,700 enabling plans to be worked up ready to apply for the full grant at a later date. The focus of the Flodden 500 project is to inform, involve and support the wider community in commemorating the anniversary, as well as to co-ordinate, help to develop, and provide publicity for the smaller commemorative/legacy initiatives within communities of the Scottish Borders, North Northumberland and further afield. It also includes a sum to improve learning, access and understanding of the heritage.

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The smallest visitor centre in the world

The smallest visitor centre in the world

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Remembering Flodden Project in North Northumberland has created a detailed display in an old red phone box, making it the world’s smallest visitor centre. The group bought from BT by Branxton Parish Council for the sum of £1.

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Flodden eco-museum planned

Flodden eco-museum planned

Other posts by  |  September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden Field will take place in 2013. This was one of the bloodiest encounters in English and Scottish history. The anniversary is an important event in the area of north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Many activities and events will take place to mark the anniversary and one of the key developments is the creation of an eco-museum – the first cross-border museum of its type in the U.K.

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