Stafford Burgesses

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The Stafford
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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 Burgesses now have a Facebook presence at

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

The Annual General Meeting of the Guild will be held on Tuesday 17th November at 7.45 p.m. in the Walton Room of the Civic Centre at Riverside.
It will be preceded at 7.30 by and EGM to revise the wording of the Guild Constitution.
Click here to read the proposed amended constitution.

The primary purpose is to change the title of the organisation to "Burgesses Guild" to bring it in line with current practice.

There are a number of procedural changes and re-formatting, included in the revision to bring it up to date..

"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

For a quick summary of the Burgesses' organisation, activities and responsibilities click here
To learn more about Stafford Burgesses click the links below.

Stafford Burgesses on Parade
for Mayor-making 2015

The Burgesses' Flag
flying over Coton Fields

Burgesses with the Mayor, Mayoress and
Town Crier at the Allotments Open Day.


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

For more pictures click here

Thanks again to Paul Milgate for the pictures.

Guild Social, Civic and Administrative Events - (past events in italics).

Friday 3rd July 2015 19.00 Canal Boat Trip Stone Wharf Sold Out
Sunday 19th July 2015 13.00 Summer Lunch Tillington Hall Menu choice required
Thursday 23rd July 2015 19.00 Burgesses Court Craddock Room
Stafford Borough Council
By invitation only
Sept 11th to 13th w/e Freemen of England and Wales AGM. Berwick-on-Tweed. (Check FEW web site for details)
September 20th 11.15 Battle of Britain Commemoration Stafford St Marys No Parade, but Flag needed.
Thursday 15th October 19.30 Quiz Night British Legion Club Postponed
Friday 30th October 19.30  Skittles Night  Constitutional Club  
Sunday 8th November 2015 10.30 Remembrance Sunday Stafford War Memorial Parade afterwards
Tuesday 17th November 2015 19.30 Guild AGM / EGM Walton Room Riverside Paid up members entitled to vote
Sunday 13th December 2015 13.00  Xmas Lunch Tillington Hall Menu later
Friday 29th January 2016 19.30  Annual Dinner  Tillington Hall   Menu later
Social events organized for allotment gardeners, burgesses and trustees
Saturday 11th July 2015 19.00  BBQ and a play by Creative Arts Theatre, Coton Fields bring your own food & drink + seating
Saturday 18th July 2015 11.30 Open Day, Mayor+ Town Crier in attendance
Police & Fire service and much more
(stalls, food & drink available)
Coton Fields  
Saturday 8th August 2015 19.00 BBQ & social evening Coton Fields bring your own food & drink + seating
Aug/Sept 2015 Date to be confirmed 19.00 BBQ and a play by Creative Arts Theatre Coton Fields  
Saturday 7th November 2015
19.30 Bonfire night & BBQ Coton Fields Details later
December 2015  Date to be confirmed 19.30 Annual Xmas party, Venue to be confirmed  

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

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