It’s thirsty work on the battlefield in Leeds

PIC: Simon Hulme
PIC: Simon Hulme
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HUNDREDS of troops descended on Otley this weekend on the anniversary of a key battle in the English civil war.

Members of the Roundhead Association were at the town’s Wharfemeadows park to re-stage the events of July 1644, when Cromwell’s troops apparently drank a pub dry on the eve of the Battle of Marston Moor. The battle was one of the biggest ever fought on English soil.

Mohammed Saddique, 88, wears medals won by his father Ghulam Hassan during naval service in both world wars. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

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