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/
The Annual Burgesses Meeting was held in the Walton Room of Stafford Borough Council on Monday 15th January 2018
starting at 7.30 p.m.
The Annual Dinner was held
on Friday 26th January at Tillington Hall. Thanks largely to Ray Spurway, it
Once again the Guild and the Trustees decorated Christmas Trees at St Mary's Church.
Thanks to all who helped with these superb displays.
There was a Swearing-in Court on 22nd November 2017 when eight new burgesses were admitted by the Mayor, Councillor Aiden Godfrey.
We welcome these new burgesses.
The Guild AGM took place on 21st November - to read the Master's Report Click Here.
The Guild took part in the annual Remembrance service and parade and a wreath was laid by the master.
Stafford Burgesses were pleased to participate in the Mayor-making Ceremony and Parade on 13th May 2017
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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|
Thanks again to Paul Milgate for the pictures.
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