Honiton Charter Day 2017 cancelled due to bad weather

PUBLISHED: 22:43 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 18:24 23 July 2017

Honiton Charter Day 2017 cancelled due to bad weather, Midweek Herald

Honiton Charter Day 2017 cancelled due to bad weather, Midweek Herald

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Honiton Charter Day 2017 has been cancelled due to heavy rain but a few features may have survived Friday's deluge.

Organisers have announced that most of the events planned for Honiton Charter Day 2017 have had to be cancelled due to bad weather.

In a statement on the event’s Facebook page, it said: “I am very sorry to announce but the majority of charter day has had to be cancelled due to the bad weather.

“Honiton Library are still continuing as planned as are starbase Honiton, based at the Mackerness Hall.

“We are all extremely disappointed at this sad turn of events and we hope that the shops will still put on there displays which will be still judged along with Dave Retter’s Hot Pennies shop displays.

“Thank you all very much for your continued support throughout the build up to this event and we’re really very sorry to disappoint.”

The event was due to have taken place on Saturday, July 22 and feature dancing, singing, gymnastics displays and a classic car show.

The programme was due to be spread across different venues in the town, including Allhallows Playing Field, Mackarness Hall, St Paul’s Church and the Baptist Church, among others.

Some of the displays were also to take place in High Street.

This year’s event was due to have marked the 10th anniversary of Honiton Charter Day but also the 760th anniversary of the granting of the market charter.

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