Honiton Market Charter Day - full programme
PUBLISHED: 13:49 22 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 15 June 2010
THERE will be something for everyone to enjoy in Honiton this weekend as the town hosts its second annual Market Charter Day.
THERE will be something for everyone to enjoy in Honiton this weekend as the town hosts its second annual Market Charter Day.A committee of volunteers has put together a packed programme of events. The group initially formed to mark last year's milestone - the 750th anniversary of the charter signing.Honiton's street market has brought the town wealth and prosperity over the centuries since and business and civic leaders believe its rich history is something worth celebrating.Events will take place all day on Saturday (July 26) and residents and visitors, as well as traders, are being encouraged to dress up. Costumes can be from any period in time - from the Stone Age to the swinging '60s.Members of Honiton Running Club will embark of a Charter Day run between 9am and 9.30am. Twelve groups of runners will participate and the aim is to symbolise the idea of people going to market. Runners are expected to return to St Paul's Church at around 11am.As well as the usual Saturday street market, there will be a charity market in Northcote Lane.Refreshments will be served in the church from 9am to 4pm and the bell tower will be open to the public.ProgrammeEntertainment on the forecourt of St Paul's Church10am Tudor Dance Group10.20am Diamond Cheer Squad10.40am Honiton Twirlstars11am Tudor Dance Group11.20am Diamond Cheer Squad11.40am Honiton TwirlstarsMackarness Hall2pm to 3pm free children's entertainment from magician Ozzie DAmateur Town Crier CompetitionOn the forecourt of St Paul's Church at 3pmTown crier Dave Retter will be the hostAllhallows MuseumFree entry between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Free children's activities Screen display of hundreds of photographs taken during last year's Market Charter Day. The museum will showcase the talents of young Honiton lacemakersOpen air concertHoniton Town Band will play popular tunes on the Millennium Green at the Parsonage Lane end of the Glen from 7pm. Wine and light refreshments will be availablePlease note: The event will be cancelled if it rains.Sunday, July 27 - Charter WalkMeet at the market car park in Silver Street at 10am