hIGHAM fERRERS charters

Celebrating OUR heritage

With a big thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding, the five Royal Charters of the Ancient Borough of Higham Ferrers are to be restored and safely housed for everyone to see and enjoy …

Beginning with the Charter Exhibition launch in May followed by an unforgettable day in June taking the town back to medieval times. Do join us!

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Higham Ferrers Town Council, supported by Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership, successfully achieved Heritage Lottery Funding to restore and safely house the five Royal Charters and set of Byelaws.

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A Charter is a document recording the granting of rights and privileges often given by a monarch or a baron. There was a total of seven Charters, of which only the last five are remaining in Higham Ferrers.

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Nine months of conservation work began in September 2018 to restore the Charters for future generations to see and enjoy.

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A week of activities to engage school children and staff with their local heritage and raise awareness of the Charters and their importance to the town’s heritage.

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