Charles Edward Stuart Society's Annual Derby Weekend

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Charles Edward Stuart Society's Annual Derby Weekend

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One and all,

The Charles Edward Stuart Society's Annual Bonnie Prince Charlie Weekend will be taking place this year on the following dates:

Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th December 2008.

The event is planned to follow the usual pattern for the two days, the first at Swarkestone Bridge and the second in Derby city centre.

Warning Orders are being prepared, and will be passed on to all relevant parties very soon. Any other information will be posted here.

Best,
Arran (CESS Secretary)
Arran P Johnston
'Bonnie Prince Charlie'
Charles Edward Stuart Society
The Earl of Loudoun's Regiment of Foote
Glenbucket's Regiment
The Antonine Guard
Alan Breck Stewart Volunteers

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And I am SO pi**ed off I can't get out of work that weekend..... :(
Steve
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The Charles Edward Stuart Society is proud to host once again its annual commemorative weekend, recalling the entry of the Jacobite army into Derby in 1745. For those who have attended previously, the script remains largely the same as in previous years. Regrettably, as was the case last year, there have been problems with Cathedral Green owing to its redevelopment, and as a result there will be no skirmish on the second day. The event will remain, of course, one of the most enjoyable of the season and a fine end to the re-enacting year.

The participants will be accompanied by the famed Drambuie (Kirkliston) Pipe Band.

SATURDAY 6th DECEMBER - Swarkestone Bridge, Crewe & Harpur Inn

Powder issue and officers’ meeting: 11.30-45am, event 12 noon forward.

There will be some independently arranged entertainment provided at night at the Exeter Arms in Derby city centre.

SUNDAY 7th DECEMBER - Derby (Wilmot St), Derby Cathedral

At 11am, Government forces will march and drill in the Cathedral Quarter.
11.30am, Jacobite army to gather for procession at 12 noon.
Short cathedral service for all parties at 12.30, before usual merriment at the usual alehouse.

Free church-hall accommodation in Derby city centre.

Fuller details will be found in the Warning Orders being sent to the relevant unit officers etc.

For further info, contact myself or Peter Herbert.

I look forward to seeing plenty of you there, for a good spirited end to the season.

Best wishes,

Arran
Arran P Johnston
'Bonnie Prince Charlie'
Charles Edward Stuart Society
The Earl of Loudoun's Regiment of Foote
Glenbucket's Regiment
The Antonine Guard
Alan Breck Stewart Volunteers

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Post by bonnieprincecharlie »

Many thanks to all those who took part or attended this year's event.

All went according to plan, and the weekend was a great success. It was a fine end to the season.

Best wishes to all over the festive period, and to those that I don't see at the Charles Edward Stuart Society Burns Night in January, I look forward to bumping into you next season.

Arran
Arran P Johnston
'Bonnie Prince Charlie'
Charles Edward Stuart Society
The Earl of Loudoun's Regiment of Foote
Glenbucket's Regiment
The Antonine Guard
Alan Breck Stewart Volunteers

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It was fun helpping out. Got some good video on phone camera, just got to work out how to load onto a pc
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I hear on the news that you have a new theme tune matey - next time you turn out with Loudoun's you'll be greeted with a chorus of "Adeste Fideles"!
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