Get dressed up for Charter Day

PUBLISHED: 13:03 24 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:58 15 June 2010

PERIOD frocks, suits of armour and mini skirts will be equally welcome during a day of dressing up in Honiton.

PERIOD frocks, suits of armour and mini skirts will be equally welcome during a day of dressing up in Honiton.Clothing from any period in history will be encouraged during Honiton's Market Charter Day, taking place on Saturday, July 26.Shopkeepers and event organisers will be taking the lead - wearing fancy dress throughout the day.The event is being organised following the success of last year's Market 750 celebrations in Honiton, which attracted cash from the National Lottery and celebrated the anniversary of Honiton's market charter being signed."We want to encourage as many people as possible to wear historical costume on the day," said Councillor Vernon Whitlock, chairman of the organising group."Many people may have access to some historical costume -- even if from the 1960s. We are celebrating 750 years of market town history and want this to be a fun, inclusive event."The organising committee would like to hear from street entertainers, who may be interested in performing on the day.Music and entertainment will be provided outside St Paul's Church, cream teas and children's events at Allhallows Museum will be among the attractions.Honiton Running Club will be organising a special Charter Run, an amateur town crier competition will be held and there will be children's entertainment in the Mackarness Hall.Honiton Town Band will give a performance at the Millennium Green, in the Glen, during the evening.Other features include a decorated pole competition, a photographic competition and a special event at Honiton Library.A six-mile Charter Walk around the parish will conclude events on the following day, Sunday, July 27.For further information about the event, contact Honiton Town Council on (01404) 42957.

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