Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

CllrReavey

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

Tel: 01933 312075

Tags: Heritage

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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 Emily Arrow

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 Emily Arrow

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

New website to showcase the Nene Valley and annual festival

New website to showcase the Nene Valley and annual festival

New website to showcase the Nene Valley and annual festival - www.nenevalley.net

The Destination Nene Valley partnership has officially launched a new website promoting the delights of the valley ahead of the 6th Nene Valley Festival which runs from 14 - 22 September.

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund via Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme and delivered by the Environment Agency, Nene... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:02 by Emily Arrow

Tags: Events, Heritage, Nene Valley, News

'All Aboard for Rushden' App Re-launch and Competition

'All Aboard for Rushden' App Re-launch and Competition

Win £100 voucher with new and updated digital history trail

Complete a digital history trail in Rushden to win £100 voucher for Italian restaurant

'All Aboard for Rushden' is a new app that originally launched last year, but from 28 August, will present new and updated information. If visitors find all five points along the trail during the Nene Valley Festival, they can enter a prize draw... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:03 by Emily Arrow

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

Nene Valley Festival returns this September

Nene Valley Festival returns this September

Nene Valley Festival returns this September

People from across the district, and further afield, are invited to celebrate the rich heritage, wildlife and culture of the Nene Valley as the annual Nene Valley Festival returns this September.

The festival which is now in its 6th year will take place from Saturday 14 September - Sunday 22 September. As with previous years, the festival will offer a variety... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:31 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Activities, Community, Events, Family Fun, Heritage, Local, Nene, News, News Rushden Lakes

Snapshot of a Special Day

Snapshot of a Special Day

Whether you came and joined the celebrations with us or were unable to attend, we would like to share with you the photos of this special day. See the range of events that the town had on offer and what its people experienced on the unique Charter Celebration Day, Saturday 29th June.

Please follow the link to view the compilation of photos that record the day.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/2FFFCWVsHf3ux/... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 10:27 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Events, Heritage, News

Back to Medieval Times

Back to Medieval Times

What a truly splendid day of medieval majesty in the town. Thank you to all those who came and joined the celebrations on what was a bright, sunny and exceedingly warm Charter Celebration Day. There was much on offer with so many hi-lights.

The Farmers Market was bustling and the Mayor accompanied by his Sergeant and two knights collected the due fees from the stall holders. The Mayor's Sergeant demanding... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 12:04 by Alicia Scholfield

Tags: Community, Events, Heritage, News

COUNT DOWN TO CHARTER CELEBRATION DAY

COUNT DOWN TO CHARTER CELEBRATION DAY

It is Charter Celebration Day!!!

Starting from 9am on the Market Square, join the Mayor and the May Queen to open the events and kick off this wonderful day of fun!

Posted: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 08:00 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Church, Community, Events, Family Fun, Farmers' Market, Heritage, Mayor, News, Schools

COUNT DOWN TO CHARTER CELEBRATION DAY

COUNT DOWN TO CHARTER CELEBRATION DAY

There will be an arena and encampment at Castle Fields with activities throughout the day as listed below;

10am - Official Opening

10.30-11am - Mythbusters

11-11.30am - Arming the Knight

11.30am-12pm - Medieval Skirmish

1.30-2pm - Medieval Fashion Show

2-2.30pm - Medieval Shire Court

2.30-3pm - Hurried History (Watch or have a go at: archery, children's games, leather working, chainmail making, spinning and... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:29 by Donna Anderson

Tags: Church, Community, Events, Family Fun, Farmers' Market, Heritage, News, Schools

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Community, Events, Family Fun, Heritage, News

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