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Living History: Colonel Pickerings Regiment of Foote:

March 30th - March 31st

Step back 350 years and experience life on the road for soldiers and their families.

Over the Easter weekend  Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March– Colonel John Pickering and his Regiment of Foote take up residence in the Gardens.

Wander among the Parliamentary troops and their followers as they prepare for battle at Curdworth Bridge, near Water Orton.

Get into conversation with those who cooked the meals and sewed the cloth…

Let your imagination float back 300 years through the sound and smell of muskets and camp fire smoke…

Drills, musket practice and musters happen throughout the day.

Family Friendly (with some loud noises)

This is a much-needed fundraising event for the Gardens, so your support and generosity at the entrance gate will be much appreciated.

No need to book. All tickets and donations go to  support the long term work fo the the Trust preserving and sharing the 18th century Gardens and Parkland


The first battle of English Civil War was fought just 4 miles away from the Gardens. Displays, drills and demonstrations will happen throughout the weekend as this 17th century re-enactment group make camp in the grounds.

Colonel Pickerings are part of the Sealed Knot –


Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens
Chester Road, Castle Bromwich
Birmingham, B36 9BT United Kingdom
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0121 749 4100

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