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What a wonderful weekend

The town celebrated the Faversham Magna Carta with an excellent weekend of events, entertainment and fun for all, on June 13th and 14th.

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Faversham dressed as a medieval town in all its glory over the weekend with appropriately attired people to ensure the atmosphere was just right.

Stalls showcasing medieval crafts and skills, delicious food, music, entertaining historical re-enactments, Knight School, tournaments, archery, Birds of Prey displays, live stock and market stalls under the Guildhall were all part of the authentic weekend with banners, bunting and flags that adorned and decorated the town to ensure the perfect scene was set.

We owe our thanks to Ima Rix who orchestrated the event and to Vicky Graham her wonderful assistant and social media guru. We know so many others were involved in ensuring the weekend was a success and the list is endless but we would just like to say a massive, heartfelt thank you to everyone for making the Magna Carta weekend so successful, enjoyable and great fun.

To see thousands of people enjoying themselves, smiling and having fun warmed our hearts, and in true Faversham style lots of people enjoyed it so much they want us to do it again!

There are a few more days left of the Magna Carta exhibition in the Alexander Centre and we urge you to pop along if you haven’t already. The exhibition closes on the 28th June and the shop in the Alexander centre is selling lovely mementos.

We understand a staggering 2700 people enjoyed the Faversham Magna Carta exhibition over the Magna Carta weekend too, which is fantastic. The series of free Guest lectures on Thursdays have all been full and enjoyed by hundreds from the 28th May to 25th June.

Our rich local history prompted me recently to go on a guided walk around Faversham,  it was so fascinating, I now need to do it again, as of course I can’t remember all the details I thought I would never forget.

The joys of getting older; you are more interested in history, its significance but sometimes your memory fails you!

I would therefore highly recommend a Town Walk, as organised by the Fleur de Lis Visitor Centre and indeed a visit to the see the ‘Protest, Democracy and the Law’ exhibition at The Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre which is also running until the 28th June.






Lucy Guthrie


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