AN opportunity to meet some of those involved in a Heritage Lottery funded project which is investigating the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross is on offer.

Members of the Mortimer’s Cross Battlefield Project’s Steering Group will be attending The Angelfest, an event being run by The Angel Inn and Kingsland Millennium Green Trust (KMGT) in Kingsland, where they will be available to talk about the project.

They are keen to hear from any members of the community who might have any stories or other information about the battle.

The Angelfest, which is raising money for the KMGT and Midlands Air Ambulance, takes place on Kingsland Millennium Green on Saturday, August 18 between 3pm and 9pm. It features live music, craft, food and cider stalls.

Martin Hackett will display a large model of how the Battle of Mortimer's Cross could have looked in the winter of 1461. With hundreds of superbly painted model soldiers and exquisite winter scenery, Martin will bring this medieval battle to life.

Martin is a leading battlefield author/historian who was won countless awards across the UK for the quality of his demonstrations in miniature of the battles that have shaped Britain.

He will be selling signed copies of his books on the day as well as selling children's books and other associated historical games and activity products.

The Project Director Gary Ball will provide a 'Discovering 1461' display of artefacts to view and handle, from reproduction 15th century arms and armour to medieval toys.

The Mortimer’s Cross Battlefield Project team will be on site until 6pm.

The project is investigating the site of the ‘Wars of the Roses’ battle and is aiming to raise awareness of its historic importance in leading Edward IV to the throne.