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In Pictures: Battle of Preston re-enacted at Flag Market

Posted on - 20th July, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Events, History, People, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston History

A Battle of Preston anniversary event took place in the city centre on Saturday as part of a series to commemorate the battle of 1715.

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Re-enactors from both armies, the Jacobite and Government, turned out on the Flag Market to raise awareness of the battle and its aftermath.

The free event on Saturday July 18 began a set of events that will be appearing over the next few months, with events also being held at Hoghton tower across the weekend.

For more information on the Battle of Preston and the upcoming events surrounding it click here.

Our pictures below were taken by Paul Melling who was at the re-enactment on the Flag Market in the city centre on Saturday.

2015 sees the 300 year anniversary of the Battle of Preston, the last ever battle fought on English soil. Market Square in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery saw re-enactment groups mark the occasion. This is where the Jacobite Army proclaimed ‘James III as King’ (in opposition to the reigning King George I). Government troops eventually caught up with the Jacobites rebels with the battle taking place along the main streets of the City.

2015 sees the 300 year anniversary of the Battle of Preston, the last ever battle fought on English soil. Market Square in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery saw re-enactment groups mark the occasion. This is where the Jacobite Army proclaimed ‘James III as King’ (in opposition to the reigning King George I). Government troops eventually caught up with the Jacobites rebels with the battle taking place along the main streets of the City.

2015 sees the 300 year anniversary of the Battle of Preston, the last ever battle fought on English soil. Market Square in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery saw re-enactment groups mark the occasion. This is where the Jacobite Army proclaimed ‘James III as King’ (in opposition to the reigning King George I). Government troops eventually caught up with the Jacobites rebels with the battle taking place along the main streets of the City.

2015 sees the 300 year anniversary of the Battle of Preston, the last ever battle fought on English soil. Market Square in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery saw re-enactment groups mark the occasion. This is where the Jacobite Army proclaimed ‘James III as King’ (in opposition to the reigning King George I). Government troops eventually caught up with the Jacobites rebels with the battle taking place along the main streets of the City.

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2015 sees the 300 year anniversary of the Battle of Preston, the last ever battle fought on English soil. Market Square in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery saw re-enactment groups mark the occasion. This is where the Jacobite Army proclaimed ‘James III as King’ (in opposition to the reigning King George I). Government troops eventually caught up with the Jacobites rebels with the battle taking place along the main streets of the City.

2015 sees the 300 year anniversary of the Battle of Preston, the last ever battle fought on English soil. Market Square in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery saw re-enactment groups mark the occasion. This is where the Jacobite Army proclaimed ‘James III as King’ (in opposition to the reigning King George I). Government troops eventually caught up with the Jacobites rebels with the battle taking place along the main streets of the City.

2015 sees the 300 year anniversary of the Battle of Preston, the last ever battle fought on English soil. Market Square in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery saw re-enactment groups mark the occasion. This is where the Jacobite Army proclaimed ‘James III as King’ (in opposition to the reigning King George I). Government troops eventually caught up with the Jacobites rebels with the battle taking place along the main streets of the City.

2015 sees the 300 year anniversary of the Battle of Preston, the last ever battle fought on English soil. Market Square in front of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery saw re-enactment groups mark the occasion. This is where the Jacobite Army proclaimed ‘James III as King’ (in opposition to the reigning King George I). Government troops eventually caught up with the Jacobites rebels with the battle taking place along the main streets of the City.

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