Remembering the Sealed Knot renactment at Christchurch Park in 1977

Some of the cavalry on display

Some of the cavalry on display - Credit: Archant

In 1977, Christchurch Park was used by an army of The Sealed Knot to renact famous battles.

Some of the cavalry on display

Some of the cavalry on display - Credit: Archant

An army of people descended on Ipswich’s Christchurch Park in 1977 when it was taken over by The Sealed Knot for a battle reenactment.

Some of the cavalry on display

Some of the cavalry on display - Credit: Archant

The event saw all kinds of lifelike weaponry used as part of the battle, and they also brought along some artillery to use whilst on the battlefield.

Some of the cavalry on display

Some of the cavalry on display - Credit: Archant

Horses were also used during the re-enactment and stretchers were brought out to help some of the ‘casualties’, as these pictures taken on the day of the event show.

Some of the cavalry on display

Some of the cavalry on display - Credit: Archant

The Sealed Knot is the oldest re-enactment society in the UK, a registered educational charity, and the single biggest re-enactment society in Europe.

Some of the cavalry on display

Some of the cavalry on display - Credit: Archant

Now in it’s 41st year, the aims of the society is to educate the public about the British Civil wars, and also about the lives and times of people in that period. Do you remember taking part in this renactment in 1977? Email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

Some of the cavalry on display

Some of the cavalry on display - Credit: Archant