Commemoration of the Sieges of Brampton Bryan Castle

August 13, 2022
- 10:00
August 14, 2022
- 17:00
The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0DH

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th of August  2022, 0am-5pm, at Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan

Next month the English Civil War Society will make their last visit to commemorate the two sieges of Brampton Bryan Castle in 1643 and 1644. Brampton Bryan is the home of the current Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire Edward Harley, and it was his antecedent Lady Brilliana Harley who held the castle with her men against a much larger attacking force of Royalist troops.

This year’s event is held in memory of the late gunnery captain of the ECWS Roger Emmerson who has died since the event was last held in 2019. Sheridan Swinson says: ‘Roger was an extraordinary larger-than-life personality, and it will feel very strange to run the event without him. Still, I know that he will be with us in spirit, making sure that the event goes with its usual efficiency.’

The event will be filmed by Tom Middleton and his team from Lush Films on behalf of the St Barnabas Church restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the film will be made available to schools throughout the area, and included as part of the visitor package at Brampton Bryan Church.

In addition to the two sieges, the event consists of a large Living History Village, models of Brampton Bryan Sieges and of Mortimer’s Cross, exhibit tables and much more. Noted battlefield historian Martin Hackett (author of ‘Lost Battlefields of Wales’ amongst many titles) will be on site to talk about the Sieges of Brampton Bryan and of nearby Hopton Castle.

Adult Entry £5, Under 16s and Parking Free; all welcome.

Refreshments and hot food are available on site.

For more information please contact:  Sheridan Swinson, Aardvark Books Ltd, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0DH; Tel: 01547 530744  Email: aardvaark@btconnect.com