Charter 800th Anniversary Celebrations 27th May 2006
The Stafford Guild made their contribution to the borough celebrations with a programme of events during the day and a dinner in the evening.
The programme is detailed below.
|11.00||Meet for Coffee in the Lodge Room.||The Oddfellows Hall, Greengate Street|
|11.30||Walking Tours of Stafford commence||Town centre - several tours|
|1.30||Return for Lunch||The Oddfellows Hall, Greengate Street|
|2.15||Presentation by Derek Hill on the Freemen's Allotments Regeneration||"|
|3.00||Presentation by Councillor Jack Kemp on his Research into the Freemen of Stafford.||"|
|3.45||Move to St Chad's Church (next door but one)||Short walk due to changed venue|
|4.00||Son et Lumière on the History of Stafford||St Chad's Church, Greengate Street|
|4.30||Service, including renewal of Oaths, led by the Chaplain of the Guild - Rev Michael Fisher||St Chad's Church, Greengate Street|
|4.45||Procession to Civic Offices||along Greengate street|
|5.00||Visit to the Mayor's Parlour to see the Civic Regalia - to be confirmed||Borough Council Offices, Riverside|
|5.45||Cheese & wine buffet in the Walton Room - to be confirmed|
|6.00||End of Afternoon Programme|
|7.30||Gather for Dinner - in the Lodge Room||The Oddfellows Hall, Greengate Street *|
|8..00||Dinner in the Main Hall||"|
|10.15||End of Dinner||"|
|10.30||Medieval and Renaissance Musical Entertainment.||"|
|11.15||Carriages||More likely Taxis, cars, or bicycles!|
Should any of our "out of town" guests wish, a visit to the Allotments Site and Stafford Castle can be arranged on Sunday Morning.
Despite written confirmation six months ago the University has just informed us that the venue is not available, hence the change.