In the summer of 1648, England was at war and Colchester lay under siege.
The people of Cambridgeshire rose in rebellion to save the hard-pressed City. They mustered in Linton, not knowing that the war would soon come to them.
Join The Linton Rebellion and experience for yourself the roar of gunfire and the smoke of the campfire.
The event has been organised by The English Civil War Society and Sir William Pennyman’s Regiment 1643.net. Take this chance to travel back in time to 1648, as you are unlikely to see anything like this in Linton again!
The day commences with a Civil War church service at St. Mary’s at 10am. The action then moves to Camping Close (behind the Infants School) where a host of activities run from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Light refreshments will be available. There is free entry to the field but a small donation of £5 per family would be appreciated to help us cover costs – look out for book festival volunteers with donation buckets.
If you’re coming from outside the village, the best place to park is Linton Village College which is accessed from the A1307 and is a 5 minute walk away. We suggest that you leave your pets at home because the sound of the muskets and cannon can be quite loud!