Wednesday, 21 November 2012
On the weekend of Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December 2012 sees this annual re-enactment.
The video below is one I made at last years battle on Derby's Cathedral Green :
On Saturday, a camp will be set up by Jacobite re-enactors at Swarkestone, which will be overwhelmed by Redcoat soldiers loyal to King George, then retaken by the Prince's men.
Map location :
Want to learn more about Bonnie Prince Charlie? :
On Sunday, the Jacobite army will enter Derby, marching from the Court house on Corporation Street then down East Street and St Peter's Street and across the Market Place to Iron Gate, where they will challenge the mayor of Derby
The march starts at noon from Corporation street.
Interactive Route map for the Bonnie Prince Charlie parade in 2012 :
View Jacobite re-enactment marching route in Derby. in a larger map
The bronze statue of Bonnie Prince Charlie on horseback that takes pride and place on the new Cathedral Green is by sculptor Anthony Stones and was unveiled in 1995, to mark the 250th Anniversary of the Prince's advance to the city.
Who was Bonnie Prince Charlie :
View my photographs from previous Bonnie Prince Charlie events :
2003 in Derby
2004 in Derby
2004 at Swarkestone
2005 in Derby
Turn up and show your support for all the people that take part in this re-enactment.
For more information on this event see HERE.