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ON 14th OCTOBER, THANKS TO PHILIP MOON, THE HISTORY SOCIETY VISITED THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR CENTRE IN NEWARK. PHILIP ORGANISED A PLAYLET AND TOUR OF THE MUSEUM. WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OURSELVES AND RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO HAS NOT YET VISITED.


Visit to the National Civil War Centre

On Wednesday 14 October, members of Folkingham Past & Present Historical Society enjoyed a visit to the newly opened National Civil War Centre in Newark. The visit was hosted by Folkingham resident and historian Philip Moon who works as a volunteer guide at the Centre.

As a special treat, Philip cast us all in to the role of 13-year-old schoolkids and presented his short play ‘Charlie’s Bit of Bovver’ which he’d original written for use with schools. The light-hearted play tells the story of the Civil War with Charles 1, Henrietta Maria and John Pym acting as protagonists - and all in rhyming couplets. Our own Heather Stead and Brian Withnal appeared in starring roles with Philip acting as narrator.

After the play we toured the museum with some of us taking the opportunity to dress up in period costume and armour. We also enjoyed many of the other interactive displays as well as the opportunity see many interesting artefacts up close.

This museum is a fantastic place with lots to see and do and is well worth a visit (or even several). For more details visit http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/


SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE VISIT:-

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