Monday, 31 May 2010
Charter Fair 805 years on!
Up bright and early this morning to see the proclamation of our town Charter at 0600, given to the town by King John in 1205, the roads are closed to traffic, the local come out in force and the procession is led by a band followed by the local dignitaries and the key man on his horse surrounded by his halbadere(sp) men! The Charter is read at key points round the town centre - mostly the pubs! Its great to think that the much the same things have happened over all those hundreds of years.
The morning was overcast and gloomy so photographs are not that interesting, but I was interested in the reflections of the proceedings in the rims of the brass instrument's trumpets!