This Saturday, (July 29) marks the 766th anniversary of the granting of Honiton’s Market Charter Day.

This year's theme is historical Honiton and Honiton Museum has been chosen as the charity.

The day begins with the ringing of St Paul’s church bells heralding the reading of the Market Charter by the Town Crier before he presents it to the Town Mayor. Councillors Madame Petit and Madame Moulin and their husbands who are in Honiton to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the twinning between Mezidon Canon and Honiton will also be there.

Outside St Paul’s Church, there will be plenty of live music and another chance to hear the bells. Next to the church in the Mackarness Hall, you will find George the Magician, entertaining his audiences at 10.45 am and again at 1.15 pm. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Before you leave the High Street, have a go at spotting all the shops that have decorated their windows following the historical Honiton theme. There are prizes to be won for the best window displays. Winners will be announced at 3pm on Allhallows Field. There will also be plenty of market stalls lining the High Street.

There will be charity and local organisation stalls in Northcote Lane. In Allhallows Playing Field there will be a Fancy Dress Competition at 11am and a dog show at 1pm. There are also the Classic Cars and Tractors on the field, which will process through the High Street starting at 11am. Around the field you can find bouncy castles, a mechanical bull, charity stalls, a forge, a wheelwright, a potters wheel, shire horses, llamas, skittles, stocks, Punch and Judy, face painting, the Fire Service, The Police Tractor,a food village, arts and crafts and a display of the artwork from Honiton Primary School.

Just off the field, outside of Honiton Community College, you will find the Honiton Community Swap Shop, a place to bring yours and your children’s unwanted clothing and take away something you fancy.