OR A TRUE RELATION OF STRANGE PROCEEDINGS IN A SOMERSETSHIRE LOFT AND THE FIELDS ABOUNDING
Saturday 2 July 2011
Just back from nipping up the hill to this rather nice field, still known to this day as Soldiers Field
On this evening in 1643, it was filled with soldiers, horses, ammunition carts etc. as Waller prepared to meet the Royalist forces bound from Bradford-on-Avon. Beyond the trees in the distance the ground drops away into the Limpley Stoke Valley and opposite on the other side of the valley in Monkton Farleigh where Waller laid an ambush for the advancing Royalists.
Tomorrow with luck I'll post some pics. of Ham Meadow where there are still visible traces of the earthworks erected by the Parliamentarians to defend the river crossing in the valley .