Civil War came to Southam last weekend when King Charles I and his supporters rode into town to battle the parliamentarians.

With brightly coloured flags decorating the town, soldiers in authentic costumes re-enacted the Battle of Southam including the pillaging of St James church, which took place 371 years ago at the start of the Civil War. King Charles 1 won the day and handed out commemorative coins at The Mint public house. Loveitts Southam office decorated their shop window with battle flags, swords, pikes tinderboxes and a drum (provided by a colleague who is a member of The Sealed Knot) much to the delight of the local townsfolk.

John Dacombe, a Residential Lettings valuer for Loveitts Ltd, took part in the event and said: "It was a very well organised event and gave great insight into the chain of events that happened at the start of the Civil War."

It was a great weekend that was witnessed by locals and people from further afield.

We are looking forward to the 400th anniversary in 2042 when we will definitely be dressed in costume and to Loveitts bi-centenary celebrations in 2043.