Battle of Coleford Commemoration
Coleford played a significant part in the conduct of the English Civil Wars. The Battle of Coleford, which took place on the 20th February 1643, is commemorated by a plaque laid by the Sealed Knot in the Market Place in 2010.
2.10 pm Form up in Mushet Walk, nr Co-op.
2.25 pm March off to Market Place.
2.30 pm Arrive Market Place.
Ceremony Running Order
c. 2.30 pm SK members take up position on the Market Place.
Open ceremony with charge your pikes and musket volley, Harry Middleditch.
Welcome and introduction from Mayor of Coleford, Cllr Paul Kay.
Reply and thank you from Lord General (RA) Simon Davies.
Address by Ian Blyth re Battle of Coleford.
Laying of floral tribute by The Sealed Knot, Keith James.
Reading by Sealed Knot member, Keith Kames.
Minute’s Silence. Single musket shot signals end of minute’s silence.
Charge your pikes and musket block fires a volley, Harry Middleditch.
Optional pike & musket drill, if time permits.
SK march back to Mushet Walk.
Each year members of the Sealed Knot return to Coleford to hold a memorial parade on the Saturday closest to the anniverary.