Civil War breaks out at town care home

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A DAVENTRY care home stepped back to the 17th century for a Civil War party.

The Wheatsheaf Court Care Home, in Sheaf Street, put on the event for its residents and their families on Saturday.

The building dates back to 1610 and Charles I stayed there in 1645 before the Battle of Naseby.

Five members of the Sealed Knot Re-enactment Society did demonstrations including a mock sword fight, stocks were set up to ‘drench the wench’, staff and some residents dressed in period costume, and there was music from folk singers and musicians and face painting for the younger visitors.

Sonja Young, activities coordinator, said: “The atmosphere was great, and the Civil War theme was inkeeping with the building’s history.