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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 September, 2004, 08:55 GMT 09:55 UK
City celebrates siege anniversary
Gloucester will celebrate the anniversary of the lifting of a 27-day city siege in the Civil War with a re-enactment on Sunday.

Parliamentarian Gloucester held out, with just 1,500 soldiers and 4,000 citizens, against 35,000 of King Charles' soldiers in 1643.

The siege was lifted on 5 September, which the city council marks annually with Gloucester Day.

A camp, showing what life was like, will be set up at Llanthony Priory.

There will be displays of cooking, weaving and musketry.




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