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New commemmorative book
Higham Ferrers 1251–1914
A portrait of a town and its people through its historic charters
Higham Town Council and Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership have achieved Heritage Lottery Funding to restore the Town’s Charters for everyone to see and enjoy.
Higham Ferrers 1251–1914 A portrait of a town and its people through its historic charters has been produced by Brenda Lofthouse, Gwen Tobin and Rachel Smyth to commemorate this important event. The book launch will coincide with the Town Council’s Medieval Day on Saturday 29 June 2019 to celebrate the conservation of the Town Charters.
This new commemorative book, presented in a family-friendly way, maps how events, both national and local, had an impact on the people of Higham Ferrers.
It is the first book to chart almost 700 years of the development of Higham in one go, from the tentative steps of 91 people gaining some freedom from serfdom, to a fully-fledged autonomous town that at one point sent its own MP to Parliament.
Find out how you can get your name listed as a subscriber inside the book* by pre-ordering a copy at a discounted price of £15 >>>>>>
* if you pre-order before 31 March 2019