Battle of Rotherham Bridge rages twice in a weekend...

HISTORY came to life with a bang as Rotherham rocked to the sound of cannon fire and the cacophony of battle.

All Saints’ Square was transformed into a 17th century parade ground and Clifton Park became a Civil War battlefield as the  town’s part in Britain’s greatest internal conflict was commemorated.

The first official history festival saw heritage group Sealed Knot performing a realistic re-enactment of the Battle of  Rotherham Bridge twice over the weekend.

Visitors to Clifton Park on Saturday and Sunday were able to see a re-creation of the events of May 4, 1643, when the  Parliamentary side backed by the town – also known as the Roundheads – was attacked by Royalist troops commanded by the Earl of Newcastle.

Full story and more pictures in Friday’s Advertiser