Soldiers to march through Oakham for Beating Retreat ceremony

Beating the Retreat ceremony by the Minden Band of the Queens Division in Oakham Market Place in 2011. Photo: SM070911-024ow.jpg
Beating the Retreat ceremony by the Minden Band of the Queens Division in Oakham Market Place in 2011. Photo: SM070911-024ow.jpg

An historic ceremony will take place in the centre of Oakham next week.

Beating Retreat celebrates the calling back of soldiers to their barracks at night. It dates back more than 400 years.

The event takes place in Market Place, Oakham, on Wednesday September 11 at 6.30pm. A collection will be made for The Soldiers’ Charity.