The Web site for
the Coton Fields Allotments - the major asset of Stafford Burgesses is
Stafford Burgesses now have a Facebook presence at https://www.facebook.com/groups/660332934085392/
Stafford Burgesses have been invited to participate in the Mayor-making Ceremony and Parade
on 13th May 2017
Details should have been received by burgesses, but the summary is below.
Robes will be worn if you have them.
11.25am - Colour parties to line up at South door of St Mary's
11.40am - Civic party arrive
11.45am to 12.30pm - Service in St Mary's
12.15pm - Parade markers assemble in Earl St.
The Burgesses are listed in the parade order....in-between RNLI Stafford Branch and the Fire & Rescue Ceremonial Squad
12.45pm - Parade marches off
Please ensure that we have your latest e-mail if you did not receive this information.
We are pleased
to inform you that one of our number, Claire Spurway, had a very successful
trip to South Korea to
She obtained a Bronze, a Silver and a Gold Medal in three sprint categories. We offer our congratulations.
She is seen in the picture with members of the Guild Council, who were able to provide some modest sponsorship.
The Annual Meeting of
Burgesses to review the work of the Trustees and make new appointments' was held
Guild of Burgesses, (or Freemen), is a historic and ancient body committed to the County Town of
There has been a great deal of misinformation circulating about the Freemen's lands at Coton Fields.
Absolutely nothing has been done and there are no proposals to sell the primary asset of Stafford Burgesses.
All this has emanated from a valid question, raised at the Annual Burgesses meeting, about the security of our tenure in the light of our realising that there are bodies, such as Severn Trent, with powers to override ancient rights.
The concern was what we should do if we found we were vulnerable and the scribe was instructed to check this.
It was noted that Freemen in other places have disposed of some, or all, of their material assets and invested the money elsewhere, but there was no proposal that we should do so.
No individual stands, (or even expects), to make any personal gain from any such transaction.
A copy of the Press release can be seen on the Coton Fields web site by clicking here.
Some pictures of recent events. See more on our Facebook page detailed above.
|Summer Lunch (photos soon)|
|Perrin Memorial (photos soon)|
|Boat trip from Norbury (photos soon)|
Click here to read the revised
constitution approved at the 2015 EGM.
The primary purpose was to change the title of the organisation to "Burgesses Guild" to bring it in line with current practice.
|"The Stafford Burgess" is an occasional publication to tell Burgesses and others what we have been doing recently. To see the latest, (2015 dinner), issue of click this link|
Fifteen people were sworn in by the Mayor of Stafford, Councillor Peter Jones, on 23rd July 2015
New and current Burgesses of Stafford with the Mayor at the Burgesses' Court
Thanks again to Paul Milgate for the pictures.
Stafford Guild is a member of the Freemen of England and Wales
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