Come and Join us for Lunch at Moor Park
to celebrate the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.
Winning through Innovation is the Chamber’s ongoing theme. Having the Right Skills, a Competitive Advantage and getting the Timing Right are arguably the ingredients of success. This event looks to two examples from our Military History where this has been shown to be true.
The event celebrates the 600th Anniversary of Agincourt, and will be held at Moor Park where we can try out a Long Bow with the Celtic Harmony Archery team in their grounds, Nick Skellon will be giving a talk on the battle after Lunch.
Moor Park also contains the Arnhem Room where General Montgomery planned Operation Market Garden, made famous by the film A Bridge too Far. The Hon. Lady Stuart-Smith, Monty’s Granddaughter will be talking about how British Innovation turned the tide of the Second World War in North Africa. Oaklands College will be putting on a Fashion Show to demonstrate Innovation in British Design. We will provide music and Lunch.
The Charity for this event will be The Army Benevolent Fund – The Soldiers Charity Tickets are £50 and drinks will be on sale via volunteers and at the bar.
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Schedule of Events
|10:30||Informal Long bow demonstration by Luca and his team from Celtic Harmony (01438 718543) and other displays.|
|11:00||Registration. Opportunity to meet Para Veterans, (We could not find anyone from Agincourt), members of Paralympic Archery team, Business people, Neil Barber Author of “The Day the Devils Dropped in” the magnificent story of the Para’s over the first 6 days of the D-Day Landings, Olympians from the British Bob Sleigh Team and many other supporters. Opportunity to see the static display and visit the ARMY Benevolent Fund store.|
|11:30||Meet in the Arnhem Room, Drinks served for Charity, Informal introduction to the History of the room. 10 to 15 minutes Talk from Bella Stuart-Smith followed by Questions.|
|12:00||Moving down the Grand Staircase to a Fashion Show by Oaklands College, opportunities to meet the Students, meet the Authors and purchase signed copies of their books, Purchase Artwork.|
|12:45||Lunch in the Main Hall.|
|14:15||A talk by Nick Skellon about the military innovation including the build up to the final battle at Agincourt where yet again, True British spirit, against enormous odds triumphed over the Nobility of France. (See Below for more details). Questions.|
|15:00||Our thanks to all, Opportunity to see the Celtic Harmony Archery exhibition, purchase Artwork, look round Moor Park. Official close.|
|15:30||Carriages before the worst of the Traffic.|
On Friday 25th October 1415 Henry V along with some Kentish and Welsh archers met with the French Army at Azincourt. French men in Armour and on Horseback. Our men, outnumbered 4 to 1, had not eaten for three days and had dysentery – a sorry sight!
Prior to the Battle the King Henry V (Shakespeare) gave a rousing speech that included the following famous lines
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother;
Be he ne’er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
At the end of the Battle there were 12,000 French Dead and 1,500 taken prisoner for Ransom.
English Losses 112
How could this Happen? The Longbow – That’s Innovation
Come to this event, Celebrate the victory. Try a Longbow for yourself.
Bookings are closed for this event.