Once the home of a prominent local resident in the 17th century, the Town Museum has a diverse collection capturing the story of Tewkesbury's past.Read more
Visitors always ask us about the wonderful heraldic banner in Tewkesbury and about the towns association with the Wars of the Roses
People like to know the significance of the designs and whether the banner are just made up or actual do represent people from history.
The banners are in fact based on the knights and people associated with Battle of Tewkesbury and there are now over 160 banners produced by Tewkesbury Battlefield society. Each year both local businesses and residents can support the society by having a banner displayed on their premise for the summer (May to September) Some people like to display the same banner every year, whilst others simply like a particular design, colour or have an allegiance to either the Yorkist or Lancastrian side.
The heraldic street banner trail leaflet is designed for the whole family to enjoy.
Follow the clues and pictures to identify who the banner belonged to. Enter the name of who the banner belong to along with the name of which town business you’ve found the matching banner outside.
Return the completed leaflet to the TIC to enter the prize draw to win a fantastic Street Banners of Tewkesbury book
Call into the TIC to collect a trail leaflet or click here to download
In 2021 Tewkesbury celebrated two big anniversaries; 900 years since the consecration of the Abbey and 550 years since the Battle of Tewkesbury. The town will have plenty to celebrate
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