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The Siege of Gloucester - 24th to 26th August 2019

 

Timetable of Events

Campsite open NOON Friday 23rd until Tuesday 27th 10 am
Living History in Brunswick Square open to set up Friday 24
th, 4 pm; open to public 10:30-16:30 Sunday 25th and Monday 26th. Drill displays are Sunday and Monday 11 am in Kings Square SATURDAY is a free day. Form up from 2pm at Brunswick Square or the bits of the park behind the cafe out of sight.
You can walk through the city as Regiments to the park. Sunday and Monday in Gloucester Park at 1430 hrs Horses can warm up near the parking area from 2pm as well. Skirmish line from 2pm VIP visits to 

CAMPSITE POSTCODE GL12RD
In Black on Town Plan overleaf –
if you’re looking online
Please Register with the Gate Guard or LH Coordinator. There will be two water taps, + water taps at Brunswick Sq. & the Park.. A stand pipe near the campsite entrance and tap for the horse field; which will be further from railway arches this time. Direction to modern Campsite, open from Friday 23rd 12 noon to Tuesday 27th 10 am
From the West –
A48/A40 to junction with A417, turn south on the roundabout down Over Causeway keep left and after traffic lights this becomes Westgate Street; just before the next roundabout bear left into our entrance slip, If you miss it, go round the whole Westgate Roundabout and try again
From the East A40 (Oxford/Cotswolds) A 417 (Cirencester) A46 (Tewkesbury) all lead to M5 running north south. Junction 11 is easiest as it takes the ring road north (signposted Ross on Wye onto the A40) then at junction with A417, turn south and as above
From the North M5 junction 11 and as above
From the South M5 – you could keep on to junction 11. If you chose to come off at junction 12, then follow the A38 and Waterways Museums signs and PASS Llantony Secunda Priory on your right, go over traffic lights then keep right as at the next traffic lights you are on the T junction A430 Westgate Street – turn right and keep immediate left to turn in as above

Public Transport
http://www.stagecoachbus.com/GlosRM.aspx offers a bus map
Gloucester Railway Station
, Station Three Letter Code: GCR Gloucester station, Bruton Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1DE https://www.seat61.com/UK-train-travel.htm
National Express and Mega Bus go to the Coach Station Station Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 1DF http://www.exploregloucestershire.co.uk
Taxi 64 Eastgate Street, Town Centre, Gloucester GL1 1QN Tel: 01452 523000 www.andycarsgloucester.co.uk

Direction to Living History Site GL11UG
Brunswick Square
(in pale green overleaf). Open Friday 24th to Monday 27th pm. This has access for vehicles to unload, but they would need to be removed after unloading, to limited, LH only, parking nearby. The square is fenced providing security within, with brick built loos nearby, and Tardises. The local residents were extremely positive and made us welcome. The Living History, representing the citizens of Gloucester under siege, will be coordinated by Lynn Williams- please register Drill Display
Gloucester ask for a drill display on Sunday and Monday. in King’s Square (in orange in image), at 11 am; troops fed after.

Planning. The camp site is some distance from the battlefield (about 1.5 miles), so we recommend regiments organise heavy equipment and weapons to Gloucester Park in vans & trailers; there is parking space just inside the gate. The soldiers may make their way slowly through the town, having lunch on the way at the many eating places, or stopping off at the Living History. Those taking part in the Drill Display on Sunday/Monday could likewise make their way by easy marches through the pedestrian centre to the LH (and be fed) and then into Gloucester Park. Water taps at Brunswick Sq. and The Park.

Hospitals/ A&E Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. 03004 222 222 Great Western Road , Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3NN http://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk.

CONTACTS

Name

Position

Email

Christopher King

Muster Organiser

christopherking911@btinternet.com

Lynn Williams

Living History Coordinator

weakerv@gmail.com

Phil Staker

Powder Officer

Philip@unicorn.demon.co.uk