A GROUP in Ledbury has been re-enacting a battle that orginally took place more than 350 years ago.

The Battle of Ledbury back in 1645 was no where near the scale of major battles like Edgehill, Marston Moor, Naseby or Worcester, the victory at Ledbury allowed the Royalist troops under the command of Prince Rupert to break out of Herefordshire and link up with King Charles the first before Naseby.

Battle commenced at 2.30pm on Saturday, and will also take place again tomorrow (Sunday), with a march through the town at 11.45am.

There will be lots to see, with children's fun zone, refreshments and a living history camp so experience how simple things were done in the 17th century, like cooking.

Gates open at the town's rugby club tomorrow at 11am. Entry for Adults is £3, and children under 16 are free.

On sale is a souvenir programme, of which all proceeds will be donated to the Strong Young Minds project in Hereford.

Roads will be closed between 11.45am and 12.15pm for the march. Parts of The Homend, High Street, Bye Street and New Street are affected.