Great Yarmouth Celebrates An 800th Milestone

Released on: February 21, 2008, 4:24 pm

Press Release Author: Shorthose Russell

Industry: Entertainment

Press Release Summary: The press release covers the 800th anniversary of Great
Yarmouth becoming a free borough, detailing the events taking place to celebrate
this. It showcases the town's heritage and depths, in addition to its status as a
top seaside holiday destination.

Press Release Body: A year of royal celebrations will take place in Great Yarmouth
in 2008 as the town marks the 800th Anniversary of the King John Charter.

The Charter granted the town free borough status in 1208 and celebrations will
include a number of special events along with commemorative plaques and memorials to
be erected around the maritime town.

The anniversary offers an exciting opportunity for Great Yarmouth to showcase its
tremendous hidden historical depths along with its appeal as a great British holiday

Events will begin in March with a Civic Parade and Service at St Nicholas Church on
the 16 March, the very day the charter was signed in 1208, while a Charter Market
where visitors can savour the smells and soak up the atmosphere of the Middle Ages,
will take place on the 18 and 19 March.

A member of the Royal family is expected in June to attend the unveiling of three
commemorative plaques at St Nicholas Church, the Town Hall and the Tolhouse Museum.

Projects are also planned so 2008 will leave a mark on history. Great Yarmouth
museums are working with the Norfolk Records Office and local school children to
create an illustrative banner to go on display in Time & Tide Museum.

The Signing Ceremony will form the basis of an anniversary painting depicting local
people in medieval dress with King John to be created by local artist, Ernie Childs,
along with limited edition tankards and goblets.

The town has some fantastic annual events including the Maritime Festival in
September and the Beer Festival which will also include a Charter theme.

For more call Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre on 01493 846345 or visit

Web Site:

Contact Details: Contact Details:
Shorthose Russell,
Burton Road Business Park,
Burton Road, Norwich NR6 6AS
Tel: 01603 785765

Company Name: Greater Yarmouth
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