VISITORS to a Hampshire town took a step back in time as scores of people took part in a large scale re-enactment of the ‘Battle of Alton’

Crowds lined the streets to see keen historians recreate the battle, which took place during The English Civil War.

The event was organised by the English Civil War Society and Alton Town Council.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Battle of Alton by Neil Fishwick

It saw a living history display in St Lawrence Churchyard, a drill display in the High Street, a march from Normandy Street, through the High Street to Flood Meadows and a battle re-enactment in Flood Meadows before finishing with a smaller skirmish finale battle around St Lawrence Churchyard.

The two day long event was made possible by scores of volunteers and took place on Sunday, May 1 and Monday, May 2.

Click the top image to see more photos from the day. 

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