In pictures: Helicopter Museum transformed into Civil War battleground

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:22 09 May 2017

A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.

A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.

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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.

Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot.Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot.

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.

Jason Meldon and Richard Penny medics from Sir Bevile Grenvill's regiment.Jason Meldon and Richard Penny medics from Sir Bevile Grenvill's regiment.

Members of the Sealed Knot.Members of the Sealed Knot.

Sir Marmadukes Rawdon's men.Sir Marmadukes Rawdon's men.

A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.

A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.

A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.

Soldiers getting ready for battle.Soldiers getting ready for battle.

Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot.Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot.

A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.

A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.A skirmish between the Somerset militias and foraging troops from Bristol.

Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot.Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot.

Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot.Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foot.

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