Worcester to celebrate Oak Apple day  - The Worcester Observer

Worcester to celebrate Oak Apple day 

Worcester Editorial 22nd May, 2024   0

WORCESTER will celebrate historic oak apple day at The Commandery on Monday 27 between 10am and 4pm.

The Grade-1-listed Commandery – which was the Royalist Headquarters during the Battle of Worcester – will have military demonstrations, reenactors and history talks.

Visitors can watch musket firing take place in walled gardens, and children can take part in pike drills throughout the day.

The Battle of Worcester Society and Worcester Reenactors will take visitors back in time of the Civil War and take a walking your up to Fort Royal Hill where they fought in 1651.

The annual tradition marks the anniversary of the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 and has a connection to the city, the scene of the deciding battle of the Civil War.

Nine years after Charles II hid from Parliamentarian troops in an oak tree following the loss of his Royalist cause at the Battle of Worcester, he returned to the throne on his thirtieth birthday, May, 29 1660 – which became the annual celebration of Oak Apple Day.

Helen Manning, events and activities coordinator at The Commandery, said: “Oak Apple Day is a fun spring celebration for all the family to enjoy, and it brings to life some of the amazing stories from The Commandery’s history.”

There is no booking required for Oak Apple Day, and usual entry admission applies.

There is free admission to those with a Commandery season ticket or Worcester Residents’ pass.

Visit: museumsworcestershire.org.uk for further information.

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