Honiton Market Charter Day

PUBLISHED: 13:18 22 July 2009 | UPDATED: 23:51 15 June 2010

Honiton Running Club will again be organising a running event on the morning of Charter Day, this year symbolising the idea of people going to the market through the ages from different places.

Honiton Running Club will again be organising a running event on the morning of Charter Day, this year symbolising the idea of people 'going to the market' through the ages from different places.

The 12 towns and villages surrounding Honiton will be the starting points for the separate runs, if the numbers of participants are sufficient for all to be incorporated.

A Sunday stroll around town

The Charter Walk will follow a route which approximately encircles the town and everyone is welcome to take part.

The walk will start at the market car park, in Silver Street, Honiton, and the group (or groups) will aim to leave at 2pm.

The estimated time for the return, if the whole route of 7.07 miles is completed, is about 5.30pm but, for those preferring to miss out Roundball Hill and the section past Combe Wood, both the distance and time will be considerably less.

There will be a short break in Weston, where walkers can rest and have their own refreshments or take advantage of the Otter Inn.

Stout footwear will be essential for the off-road parts and appropriate clothing required if the weather is inclement.

Free entertainment all day

HONITON has been a market town for 752 years and its inhabitants are proud of it. They are celebrating the history of their market with a weekend of free entertainment and events ­- most taking place on Saturday (July 25). The full programme is printed on this page. Everyone is welcome.

There will be a competition for the best

period dressed stallholder and shopkeeper.



Charity Market

(Northcote Lane)

All Day from 9am


Outside Lloyds TSB

Food Fayre

(Stalls in town centre)

All Day

Allhallows Museum*

11am Mask Making Workshop

12.15pm Punch & Judy Show

12.45pm Balloon Modelling Workshop

2pm Magic Show

2.35pm Punch & Judy Show

3.15pm Balloon Modelling Workshop

*Free entry all day

Orchard exhibition

Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Arts café -Montgomery's Hotel


(Outside St Paul's Church)

10am Majorettes

10.30am Majorettes

11amTudor Dance Group

11.30am Majorettes

Noon Majorettes

Charter Run

Runners arrive around 1100

Children's entertainer (Mackarness Hall)

George Blake ­ 2pm to 3pm

BMX & skate event

Allhallows Skate Park

1pm to 4pm

Amateur town crier competition (Outside St Paul's Church)


Honiton Band concert

7pm Millennium Green

Sunday, JULY 26

Town boundary walk

4pm to 5.30pm

Meet at market car park

Ten/10 Cricket (Mountbatten Park) Cricket, football & rugby clubs

1pm, followed by a barbeque

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