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Slag om Grolle 18-20 october 2019 (NL)

Posted by Dad's Army on 06 Oct 2019, 16:10

In two weeks is in Groenlo (NL) near German border a fantastic event.
It's called "The battle of Groenlo" and it's worth a visit for sure!
More info: https://www.slagomgrolle.nl/en/
It starts on friday, and ends on sunday.
It will bring you back to 1627...
There is also a real battlefield, with lots of reanactors.
I will be there for sure, hope you can come as well!
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Posted by Paul on 06 Oct 2019, 20:43

Is that Peter selling the spare ribs? :mrgreen:
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 07 Oct 2019, 00:49

I get to go again this year!! Yippeeeeee!

I had to miss the last one because of problems with my back, but this year I have a lift and somwhere to sleep so I will be there but not fighting in the battle.

If you are in the area and can make it it is well worth it.

The original battle was fought in 1627 during the 80 Years War, when the United Provinces forces liberated the town from Spanish control.

I have been a re-enactor for forty years now but I have never seen commitment to an event like the people of Groenlo. The old town really gets the treatment with false medieval gates, lean-to's and huts being built around the town. There are campsites of authentic styles of tentage around the place on the old bastions and the site of the old walls.

For the duration of the weekend the streets will be decorated with carts, pens full of animals, fake washing and stalls all over the place.

I know there are a lot of re-enactors from the UK going - look out for Sir Henry Cecil's, and the Blue Regiments, there will be Czech cavalry, Spanish, Maltese, Germans, French perhaps even the Russians will be there again. It's a very international event and well worth the effort if you can make it.

And if you see an old fat clerk/scribe with a walking stick trundling around the place come over and say 'hi!'.
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Oct 2019, 09:39

I like that the name of the event looks Swedish! :mrgreen:
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Posted by MABO on 08 Oct 2019, 17:39

Seems really worth a visit, but I have already an appointment...
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Posted by MABO on 08 Oct 2019, 17:40

Oh, and I want a picture with you both Remco and Steve!!!
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Posted by Dad's Army on 10 Oct 2019, 22:01

MABO wrote:Oh, and I want a picture with you both Remco and Steve!!!

I must have one from a few years ago :mrgreen:

@Steve, are you again in the pub?
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Posted by MABO on 10 Oct 2019, 22:49

Dad's Army wrote:I must have one from a few years ago :mrgreen:



Did not count! :mrgreen:
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 10 Oct 2019, 23:19

Yes but I am also going to be at one of the camps, Sir Henry Cecil's regiment's camp - which I think will be sited on Maliebaan.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 10 Oct 2019, 23:20

There is an old picture on the 2015 Slag om Grolle thread but it looks like it's locked up in Photobucket Jail
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 11 Oct 2019, 09:19

Damn it! I'll be in Italy....I would have loved going....
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 12 Oct 2019, 16:33

Forget what I said about Maliebaan, the Cecil's camp is yet to be determined. Will post as and when I know more.
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