Battle of Hastings cancelled again

Officials from English Heritage have cancelled the 2013 re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings set for the weekend of 12 and 13 October. The reason given was that the weather damage to the field from last year's torrential rains, and continuing bad weather have left the field in need of being re-seeded.

The site of the re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings is believed to be the original 1066 battlefield, and over 1000 re-enactors normally take part in the event. "We know we are disappointing people this year but hopefully we can kick start the events programme again next year," said property manager Joanne Stewart.