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Tags: Heritage

HIGHAM’S HERITAGE ON DISPLAY

HIGHAM’S HERITAGE ON DISPLAY

Details of Higham Ferrers's unique history – once hidden behind closed doors – has now gone on display in the town centre for all to see.

The town's ancient heritage of five royal charters is outlined in a timeline that appears on an interpretation board that has gone up in the Market Square.

It follows some five years of research and planning to restore and conserve the charters –... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:33 by Alicia Schofield

Tags: Charters, Heritage, News, Tourism

Heritage Day CANCELLED

Heritage Day CANCELLED

With deepest respect to the Royal Family at this very sad time and in accordance with latest guidance, Heritage Family Fun Day that was scheduled to take place on Sunday 18th September is now cancelled.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to reschedule to an appropriate date this year, but we do look forward to welcoming you all at next year's event.

Thank you for your understanding.

Posted: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 16:35 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Activities, Events, Heritage, Local

NEW Interactive Heritage Trail Launched

NEW Interactive Heritage Trail Launched

The Heritage Trail is now INTERACTIVE and available online, so you can take in all the wonderful historical sites of Higham Ferrers from your mobile device!

The Heritage Trail takes you all over the centre of Higham Ferrers to some wonderful sites - take in Chichele College, founded in 1422 by Henry Chichele who became the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Town Hall which used to be the local jail and housed... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:26 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Activities, Chichele College, Family Fun, Heritage, Higham, Local

FREE Heritage Day Open Top Bus Tours

FREE Heritage Day Open Top Bus Tours

At this years Heritage Family Fun Day we will be running our popular Heritage Bus Tours. These tours are a fantastic chance to travel on an old open top Routemaster bus and hear from our local tour guides who will tell you a little about the history and heritage of both Rushden and Higham Ferrers.

We have a number of tickets available for reservation and you can reserve your seat by emailing info@highamferrers-tc.gov.uk.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 11:34 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Events, Family Fun, Heritage

Chichele College Repairs UPDATE

Chichele College Repairs UPDATE

We are pleased to share the following update from English Heritage:

The East Range wall repairs at Chichele College are nearly complete and we hope to have removed the traffic management system by Easter.

Once the scaffolding is down, we need a little bit of time to carry out a deep clean of the building and make some turf repairs in the garden around where the scaffolding has been, and we will then... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:43 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Heritage, History, News, Tourism

Farmers Market Dates 2022

Farmers Market Dates 2022

Our popular monthly Farmers Market will continue on the last Saturday of each month throughout 2022 except December when it will be the weekend before Christmas, on Saturday 17th.

Posted: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 12:03 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Community, Events, Farmers' Market, Heritage, Local, Shop Local

Have Your Say - The Charters

Have Your Say - The Charters

Do you have 2 minutes to give to help by completing a public perception survey on the Higham Ferrers Charters. If so, we would be most grateful and ask you to click on the link below to complete the survey.

https://forms.office.com/r/1W2KfXnje7

Thank you.

Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:30 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Charters, Heritage, Survey

Discover the Treasures of Higham Ferrers with the New Audio Tour

Discover the Treasures of Higham Ferrers with the New Audio Tour

An exciting new audio described walking tour has been launched that provides a fascinating glimpse into the history and main treasures of our beautiful medieval town.

The tour is available for your mobile phones by downloading the Higham Ferrers Audio Tour from Google Play or the Apple App Store. As you listen you will be skilfully guided on your walk around the town by our 3 local narrators.

The audio... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 24 May 2021 09:22 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Charters, Heritage, News, Tourism

The Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2019

The Mayor enjoys Bedesman Day 2019

Mayor Cllr Chris O'Rourke attended the traditional Bedesman Day service at St Mary's Church, Higham Ferrers on Friday 20th December with a roast beef lunch afterwards at the Bede House.

Henry Chichele founded the Bede House in 1423 to house twelve poor male inhabitants of the Borough aged over 50 years, with one Bedeswoman to look after them. The word Bede means prayer and the twelve men had to live... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:48 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Bedesman, Events, Heritage, History, Mayor

Get your FREE Shop Local voucher booklet

Get your FREE Shop Local voucher booklet

The new Shop Local voucher booklet is being launched at the Heritage Family Fun Day at Rushden Lakes on September 15th.

This booklet is filled with 48 shopping vouchers that can be spent throughout Rushden and Higham Ferrers. Some of the great bargains you'll be able to grab are 50% off a gym membership fee, £50 off holiday bookings, free drinks and loads more discounts for local shops and services.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:00 by Lauren Houlihan

Tags: Events, Family Fun, Heritage, News, Rushden Lakes