Join us for Charter Day 2014

2014 marks 770 years since Henry III granted the town’s earliest known market charter, laying the foundations for the market we’ve had in Wellington ever since.

Charter Day image

This will be the third year we’ve held the event, which you can read about here. We’ll have the usual stuff – a brass band, a horse, an poetical ale taster, an 18th century manorial court, the world’s oldest town crier, and new this year, a medieval minstrel. Over at Wellington Library, the Community History Day will feature a host of stalls manned by local history groups, and before and after the theatrics in Market Square, the minstrel and his companion will be at the library leading a bit of medieval dancing. So – plenty to make you smile, and better than staying in to watch another cookery programme.


We run this event with a budget of zero (who needs money?) which means we rely on press coverage and word of mouth to let people know it’s happening. So if you have a shop, an office or a well-placed front window, please do download and print off a copy of the Charter Day 2014 poster (shown above) and help us get the word out.