In pictures: Helicopter Museum transformed into Civil War battleground
PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:22 09 May 2017
The grounds of The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare were transformed into a warzone at the weekend, as part of a Sealed Knot event.
Pike combat, sword-duelling, musket discharge and repeated cannon fire all took place at the museum, in Locking Moor Road, throughout the bank holiday weekend.
The Sealed Knot is a society of cavaliers and roundheads which is known as one of two main Civil War re-enactment organisations in the UK.
They hosted pitched battles at the museum every day during the weekend, to re-enact the skirmish which took place locally between Parliamentarian and Royalist forces during the 1642-1651 conflict. The museum’s grounds were transformed to welcome a host of period characters including a blacksmith, armourer, surgeon, priest and even a cook to prepare the army’s dinner.