Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2019 - 2020

Clerk: Mrs Sandra Mitcham
The Town Hall, Market Square
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Tel: 01933 312075

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Latest News

COUNT DOWN TO CHARTER CELEBRATION DAY

COUNT DOWN TO CHARTER CELEBRATION DAY

Get the date in your diary so that you do not miss this wonderful free family event in Higham Ferrers.

Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:01 by Donna Anderson

Charters of Higham Ferrers Set to Return

Charters of Higham Ferrers Set to Return

The Charters of Higham Ferrers are returning to the town on Saturday 29 June accompanied by a day of celebrations in Medieval style. On this day the town will return to its medieval roots with a market, skirmishes and archery on the Castle Field, crafts and cookery at the Chichele College and music in the church. The Bede House features an exhibition displaying the life of the town's Charters and other aspects of the town's history to include a film made by year 6 pupils of Higham Ferrers Junior School during a week of learning about their heritage and the history of the Charters. More »

The Charters now fully restored will be held at the County Record Office in appropriate conditions for their future conservation, but copies have been made for touring exhibition and then to display on loan in the schools of the town. Digital copies will be available for all to see complete with translations since all but the last Charter is written in Latin.

The first Charter of William de Ferrers of 1251 was lost but we have a copy of the names of the 91 freed citizens of Higham.

The Charters that have been saved thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding are:

  • 1556 – The Charter of Philip and Mary
  • 1604 – The Charter of James I
  • 1664 – The Charter of Charles II
  • 1684 – The Charter of Charles II
  • 1886 – The Charter of Queen Victoria

This exciting project has been the result of a partnership between Higham Ferrers Town Council and Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership who have worked towards securing Heritage Lottery Funding to ensure the safe keeping of the Charters and raise awareness of their importance to the town. Many individuals and community organisations have worked together to ensure the success of this project.

Commenting on the project, Anna Sauntson, Town and District Councillor and Member of the Tourism Partnership said:

"Over the centuries the Charters have played a pivotal role in the heritage of Higham. The Charter Group and friends are honoured to have worked on this prestigious project for our town to ensure these documents have been preserved for future generations and that through exhibitions and activities in Higham Ferrers and the wider community they will be shared with and appreciated by so many." » Less

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:51 by Alicia Scholfield

Donation to The Air Ambulance Service

Donation to The Air Ambulance Service

Cllr Jason Smithers would like to thank all who supported his Mayor's fundraising events throughout 2018/19. The total raised was £1750 which has now been presented to The Air Ambulance Service. A wonderful amount raised for this worthy caused.

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:23 by Donna Anderson