Making a Musketeer’s Bandolier
Saturday 27th & Sunday 8th January 2018 – 10.00am – 4:00pm (Last admission 3:30pm.)
Preston Park Museum and Grounds Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, STOCKTON-ON-TEES, TS18 3RH
We are back at Preston Park Museum & Grounds, this time to demonstrate the making of a Civil War Musketeer Bandolier as part of the events celebrating the 375th Anniversary of the Battle of Yarm in 1643.
A Bandolier is a strap which goes over your shoulder and hangs diagonally across your body. The Musketeer’s Bandolier includes a shot bag and has the “Apostles” attached to it to hold gunpowder.
Through our popular hands-on Stitch-an-Inch activity visitors can also learn how we hand stitch leather to create handcrafted leather items such as the bandolier, belts, bags and much more.
A Winter Skirmish: The Battle of Yarm, 1643
An exhibition commemorating the 375th anniversary of an encounter between Royalists and Parliamentarians during the English Civil War of the 17th Century.
Fought on 1 February 1643, the Battle of Yarm saw a defending force of Parliamentarians defeated by the attacking Royalists, who captured the vitally-important Yarm Bridge. Then, as now, the bridge was one of the main crossings over the River Tees.
Discover the story of this battle and the wider histories of the English Civil War in this fascinating, Heritage Lottery Fund-supported exhibition.
Free entry with museum admission. Last admission 3.30pm.