NEWARK will echo to the crash of muskets and the clash of swords as the opening of the National Civil War Centre is marked in spectacular fashion. Hundreds of Civil War enthusiasts will re-enact the defence of the Queen’s Sconce by the town’s Royalists as Parliamentary and Scottish forces laid siege to the town.
Troops will also face each other across the River Trent at Newark Castle.
The opening of the £5.4m centre over the weekend of May 3 and 4 will be the culmination of years of work by Newark and Sherwood District Council in planning, securing funding and the transformation of the Old Magnus Buildings in Appletongate.
Credit is due to those who could see the potential in such a project and were determined to see it through to a successful conclusion.