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Medieval weekend to celebrate 800 years of Melksham’s market

MELKSHAMTown Council is planning a weekend to remember to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Melksham’s Market Charter next year.

In 1219 Melksham was granted a Charter to hold a market every Friday and a fair on Michaelmas Day, a Christian festival to celebrate Saint Michael the Archangel. The council plan to host a medieval event in 2019 on Saturday 28th September and on Michaelmas Day, Sunday 29thSeptember, to mark the historic moment in Melksham’s history.

A task and finish group has been formed by the council to push the plans forward.More details are expected soon.

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