Stafford Burgesses

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The Stafford
Freemen's Guild


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This is the place to learn about the past and present activities of holders of this ancient office.

The Web site for the Coton Fields Allotments - the major asset of Stafford Burgesses is

Stafford Burgeses now have a Facebook presence at

This Company of Freemen or Burgesses is a historic and ancient body committed to the Conty Town of Staffordshire:
The Borough of Stafford

The Annual Meeting of Burgesses to review the actions of the Trustees
is to be held in the Walton Room of Stafford Borough Council on Monday 19th January 2015 at 7.30 p.m.

For further information contact the Guild Secretary, or the Trust Scribe on 01785 832O67 or e-mail

Stafford Guild hosted this year's
AGM Weekend for the Freemen of England and Wales
from 19th to 21st September 2014
 at Yarnfield Conference Centre

Click here for a report

The Freemen and their guests outside St Mary's Church, Stafford

If you want to try the quiz that the delegates were given click here
For Paul Milgate's pictures of the Sunday morning click here If using them for anything other than personal use please acknowledge the photographer.

For better quality versions contact Paul on

For a quick summary of the Burgesses' organisation, activities and responsibilities click here

To learn more about Stafford Burgesses click the links below.

Guild Representatives after the Battle of Britain Commemoration 2014

Guild members at St Mary's awaiting the Civic Party for Battle of Britain 2014

There was a Swearing-in Ceremony for new burgesses on Thursday 31st July 2014 in the County Council Chamber, Martin Street, Stafford
Fourteen burgesses were sworn in at this ancient ceremony, (pictures later).

The Guild was well represented at Mayor-making on May 10th 2014. Despite the traditional rain it was a splendid occasion marking 400 years since the installation of Mathew Craddock, the first Mayor of Stafford.

Stafford Guild is in the North Midlands Area of the Freemen of England and Wales. Click here for details

The Master and Deputy attended the FEW Court Meeting on Saturday 15th March 2014 at the Freemen's Holt in Leicester

The Courts are where the business of FEW is conducted and reports received from Officers and Wardens.
Sadly they are not well attended, but the picture below shows some of those at the latest meeting.

Stafford Guild is a member of the Freemen of England and Wales

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