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FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER

Hastings Day!

For this most important day the focus is quite rightly on Battle itself, obviously named after the event.

1pm - more than 600 local schoolchildren will gather at Battle Abbey before parading up Battle High Street led by Kind Harold and King William.

Battle town centre - Free

3pm - a multi-denominational commemorate service will be held in St Mary's parish church in Battle.  Bishop Martin of Chichester will attend, and re-enactors will be taking part.

St Mary's Parish Church, Battle, free

4pm - Display on the 'Abbey Green' in front of Battle Abbey Gatehouse.

Battle town centre, free

5.30pm - A military band will march up and down Battle High Street, before performing a sunset ceremony and lowering the flags.

Battle town centre, free

8-11pm - From Paris for one night only, join France's top medieval band Les Derniers Trouvères for an evening of music and call dances.

St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, £15

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