In 2007, it rained during the first re-enactment Battle, and it didn't stop until after midnight.

2009 saw a short sharp thunder storm during the first re-enactment Battle of the weekend.

The result this time is some spectacular cloud shots, a rainbow, and 2 armies leaving the field under a downpour.

The public decided to make a dash for the cover of the town, leaving the re-enactors to drip back into the camps.