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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 3rd October, 2013)

Civil War Re-Enactment

Civil War Re-Enactment
Taken at the Wiend.

Photo: Ernest Pyke  (Digital Cam)
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Comment by: Mick on 3rd October 2013 at 01:34

am not a fan of these last 3 piks

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 3rd October 2013 at 04:41

Very nice Ernest.....colours are magnificent....cheers!!!

Comment by: john on 3rd October 2013 at 07:35

Not as good as the wild life ,3 of the same thing is a bit much

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 3rd October 2013 at 08:33

Another nice shot from the day.

Is that the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr. Warren J. Smith, inspecting the troops? I didn't kow he was going to be there.

Comment by: kath on 3rd October 2013 at 09:35

why has one man got orange legs? :-)I've liked all these photos

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 3rd October 2013 at 09:56

Ernest,good photograph,I've enjoyed the coverage on P-a-D of the. occasion . I'm sure next years event will be better attended
because of these contributions, well done to you, and the two Davids.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd October 2013 at 10:26

Kath, they were white until he washed them with an orange jumper.

Comment by: Mac on 3rd October 2013 at 11:50

Excellent pics of activities in the Town Centre of Wigan

Comment by: Rev David Long on 3rd October 2013 at 15:38

kath - I think he's in the wrong Civil War - redlegs were in the American Civil War.

Comment by: peterp on 3rd October 2013 at 15:44

Jonesy dads army. they don't like it up em

Comment by: dirty harry on 3rd October 2013 at 16:00

3 days on the trot it's getting beyond a joke now .

Comment by: Garry on 3rd October 2013 at 17:35

Dirty harry's right you know, it tends to get boring.

Comment by: dave steck on 3rd October 2013 at 17:58

Groundhog Day

Comment by: Ken R on 3rd October 2013 at 20:17

I guess the "Battle of Market Place" is over. The blues won three days in a row.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 3rd October 2013 at 20:57

If anyone is interested in Civil War Dress (as per this photo) .... "Only one unit – Lord Brooke’s foot was distinctive as an individual unit as it wore purple"
See also:-

As for photos on the same theme: it does show how locations in the town centre are being used, particularly how the Wiend area is used for various events (see other P-a-Ds 11/12/13 Sept.)

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 3rd October 2013 at 22:06

Can we give these pics a rest now??

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd October 2013 at 22:29

Dave (Oy); Extract from :-

Posted on September 26, 2013 by Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote.
This Saturday: we’ll be fighting in Wigan!
At 11am this Saturday, musketeers will fire down from Wigan Parish Church tower before a drill display in Market Place, with musketry and pikes. This will be followed by a parade of soldiers up Standishgate to Market Place, led by the Mayor and Mayoress, and Yvonne Fovargue MP.
At 12.30pm there will be cameos at the living history camp on The Wiend / Piazza, followed at 1.45pm by a visit by the Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester George Almond CBE OStJ DL MSc. Musketeers will again fire down from Wigan Parish Church tower. Children welcome to take part in drill and there will be a skirmish on Market Place/Piazza with muskets, pikes, swords and hand to hand combat.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd October 2013 at 23:15

For a video of part of the re-enactment, see:-

Comment by: steve simpkin on 17th October 2013 at 13:21

they need to get a job these lot

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