March on January 3 will commemorate the 1460 Battle of Wakefield

A march will take place to commemorate the Battle of Wakefield which took place December 30, 1460.

Monday, 29th November 2021, 5:41 pm
Updated Monday, 29th November 2021, 5:42 pm
A previous year's memorial march.

The Friends of Sandal Castle has been given the go-ahead to organise the Memorial March on January 3 (bank holiday Monday) from Wakefield Cathedral to the castle.

Friends'chairman Keith Souter stressed that it was not a re-enactment of the battle, but a procession to honour those who fell in it and in all battles and conflicts around the world since then.

He added: "It ends with a small ceremony in the castle. Re-enactors will have put up tents during the day and will be on the site to talk to anyone about medieval armour and weapons etc.

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The Rt Rev Tony Robinson, the Bishop of Wakefield will lead the Frei Compagnie reenactment group and the 15th century living history group Harrington Household in a wreath-laying procession.

Further details will be given nearer the date.