In today's gallery, we are looking back at a re-enactment of one of Carlisle's most famous historical events, which took place five years ago this month.

The First Siege of Carlisle was an important event of the 1745–1746 Jacobite rising. Jacobite forces loyal to Prince Charles Edward Stuart- better known as 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' captured the city of Carlisle and Carlisle Castle.

In short, the infamous event in Carlisle's history formed pat of an attempt by Charles Edward Stuart to regain the British throne for his father, James Francis Edward Stuart.

The siege took place during the War of the Austrian Succession, when the bulk of the British Army was fighting in mainland Europe, and proved to be the last in a series of revolts that began in 1689, with major outbreaks in 1708, 1715 and 1719.

In 2016, at Carlisle's iconic castle, the Rising was recalled through a re-enactment which was enjoyed by participants and onlookers alike.

Featured today, we marvel at a set of fantastic images that do not fail to bring the past to life.

In all their finery, we see participants representing the English redcoats at what went down in the history books as the final castle siege on the British mainland.

Heartwarmingly, we also see family members drawn to the action to glimpse a unique vantage point as one of Carlisle's most famous historic scenes was re-enacted expertly.

In and amongst the dramatic setting, we see youngster Hugo Whitaker, aged 3, and other onlooking children being put through a musket drill by soldiers.

And who can overlook the lovely picture of Louise and Jay Raynor with son Lucas, enjoying the event?

Ultimately, the event reached fever pitch with the final dramatic scenes of the seige which is also depicted here.

For those who were involved, today's gallery undoubtedly brings back a host of wonderful memories and for those who were not present- perhaps your interest has been piqued by the sight of Carlisle playing such a central role in British history!

As ever, if you have any memories to share, do get in touch with us...