Staff and volunteers will bring the ‘Battle of Southam’ to life on Thursday April 19.
The Battle of Southam was one of the first battles of the English Civil Wars, and is thought to be the ‘warm up’ to the battle of Edge Hill. The Battle of Southam took place the day after King Charles I declared war on Parliament and the wars that followed altered the British way of life and governance forever.
Linda Doyle – author of ‘The Battle of Southam 1642’ and an expert on the heritage of the Southam area – will give a talk, present a short video and host a ‘question & answer’ session at the Eathorpe and Wappenbury Village Hall in Warwickshire on April 19. She’ll be assisted by Soldier Daniels, who will illustrate the discussion in civil war cavalry outfit, complete with musket and sword.
All proceeds from the night will go towards helping farmers and farming families throughout Warwickshire. A two-course supper is included in the ticket price of £12.50.
R.A.B.I doesn’t go back as far as the Battle of Southam, but the welfare charity has been around since 1860. In 2017, R.A.B.I gave out £1.99 million across England and Wales, including £37k in Warwickshire.
Tickets for the evening are available from the NFU branch in Stoneleigh, or from Becky Davies (R.A.B.I regional manager) on 07730 765 377 or firstname.lastname@example.org