Battlefield ready to raise cash

A £6 MILLION fundraising campaign for a new museum at the Naseby battlefield site will be launched next month.

Historians last year were granted planning permission to build a museum on the edge of the Civil War battlefield.

And next month a major fundraising appeal will be launched to raise the money needed to build the centre.

David Allen, from the Naseby Battlefield Project group, said: “With outline planning permission now granted, the aim is to see this ambitious visitor centre become a reality and to develop it into a major tourist attraction and one of the best educational facilities within our region.

“Without doubt this is a very exciting prospect both locally, nationally and internationally.”

Early plans for the museum suggest it will have displays of 17th century arms and armour, artefacts from the actual battlefield and a landscaped area designed for battle re-enactments.

The launch of the fundraising campaign will begin on June 9 and 10. A weekend of events at the battlefield will include cannon and musket firing displays, guided walks and film shows,