|Edge Hill, Warwickshire
|Edge Hill is a small village in Warwickshire roughly half way between Stratford-upon-Avon and
Banbury. The village and the escarpment nearby are remembered for the English Civil War
battle fought there in 1642, a battle which both sides claimed to have won.
|This postcard was mailed in 1924.
|Edge Hill - a postcard from 1913.
|Two views of the battlefield at Edge Hill. The postcard on the right was mailed in 1915.
|"Edgehills, near Banbury, (shewing a portion of the old Ruins)".
|The Tea Gardens - looks like a field to me !
|The story goes that, on 23rd December 1642, shepherds tending their sheep at Edgehill witnessed a
ghostly re-enactment of the entire battle. At first they heard the sound of drums, then the noise of
soldiers could be heard - giving out their dying groans. Then appearing in the air “the same
incorporeal soldiers that made those clamours” and phantom armies fought in the sky above the
original battlefield. The phantom Parliamentarians and Cavalier soldiers re-appeared over several
nights and were witnessed on Christmas Day by many people. Since that time, many have claimed
that noises of battle and ghosts of soldiers and horsemen are a common occurrence in the area. A
good story that keeps the tourists coming !
|These towers are now part of the local pub, "The Castle".
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