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Recreating a dramatic summer

Date: 30/05/2008           Category: Tourism

An event based on the Kentish uprising of 1648 will take place at Upnor Castle Grounds on 14 and 15 June between 11am and 5pm. In a dramatic depiction of the summer of 360 years ago, when the people of Kent rose up against the rule of the Army and Parliament, re-enactors will portray the Kentish rebels preparing for war. Throughout the day soldiers will be drilling and making bullets. Food for the garrison will be cooked over an open fire, whilst the gentry make their plans to resist the New Model Army. At around 3pm, The Army will attack in an attempt to seize back the castle. Visitors will also be able to see displays featuring armour, weapons and artefacts from the period and information on the English Civil wars. Upnor Castle is situated at the end of the High Street in Upper Upnor. It is open daily from Easter until the end of October. Admission is £4.50 adults, £3.50 children and concessions, £12.50 family ticket. Phone 01634 718742 or visit www.medway/tourism for more information.