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In Memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh
Higham Ferrers Town Council join with people across the country and the globe in sharing their sadness at the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh. We remember with affection and gratitude the service and devotion given by the Duke to this Country.
As a mark of respect both the Higham Ferrers Town Council flag and the Union flag outside the Town Hall are being flown at half mast. More »
At this time we reflect with fondness on the visits of the Duke of Edinburgh with his Sovereign wife, Queen Elizabeth II, to her Duchy of Lancaster Estates in Northamptonshire. On the 9th July 1965 the Duke of Edinburgh attended the town with his wife. They were received at Chichele College by the Chancellor of the Duchy and met Duchy farm tenants before proceeding by car to the Market Square where, before the gathered crowd, presentations were made and they were invited to sign the visitor book and photographs of themselves. The visit concluded with a conducted tour of St Mary's Church.
On the 3rd May 1985 the town were fortunate to receive another visit from the Royal couple. On this occasion they signed the visitor book and photographs of themselves in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall. Both the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen walked through the Market Square greeting members of the crowd.
In memory of the Duke of Edinburgh, who has been the longest serving consort in British history, I have laid a flower wreath at the war memorial on behalf of the Town Council and the people of the town. Amid the covid pandemic we cannot encourage public gatherings. If you wish to lay flowers to mark his passing we ask you to do this with care, with respect for others, and mindful of the current covid social distancing requirements.
Buckingham Palace have opened an online book of condolence. There is no official arrangement for giving donations in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh. However, members of the public who wish to make a donation as a tribute to His Royal Highness are encouraged to give to a charity of their choosing or one of the charities or organisations which The Duke of Edinburgh supported in his public duties. For the book of condolence and further information regarding donations please go to www.royal.uk
Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and her family at this time.
The Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Councillor Tina Reavey » Less
Posted: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:59 by Emily Arrow
Nigel Willard Tennis Coaching are back with their sessions on Friday evenings:
Ferrers & Rushden Tennis Club
We love travelling to Ferrers & Rushden tennis club. We always get a super welcome. This summer we are back with tennis on a Friday evening from 16th April.
4.00pm see our mini club for children from 4 years of age. a 7 week half term for £63. To book your place
For further information on Tennis Clubs, Schools and Coaching, please contact:
Nigel Willard - Director of Coaching
Phone: 07946 734377 » Less
Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 12:19 by Emily Arrow
Higham Town app is free to download and promotes Higham shops and businesses, traders, as well as community groups, tourism and the visitor economy, and enables users for find all the local businesses, contact details, offers and promotions, opening times and lots more. Other features soon to be added include a Heritage Trail.
Support local businesses and download the app via your usual app store. » Less
Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:41 by Sandra Mitcham
Duke of Edinburgh
10th June 1921 - 9th April 2021
Higham Ferrers Town Council join with people across the country and the globe in sharing their sadness at the passing of the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
We remember with gratitude and affection the lifetime of service given by the longest serving British consort.