Did you hear gunfire in Middleton Park on Sunday (11 May 2014)? Don’t worry it was just part of English Civil War day.
The video shows the demonstration firing of a Falconet (small canon) and the loading and firing of a musket. It was a very windy day, hence the poor sound quality.
Both weapons were used during the 17th century war between Parliament and the King. Other weapons on display included a longbow, pikestaffs and swords along with armour and helmets from the time.