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Final celebrations for King John Charter

PUBLISHED: 09:33 22 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:07 03 July 2010

CELEBRATIONS to mark the end of Great Yarmouth's 800th anniversary year of the signing of the King John Charter will be held later this month.

To mark the occasion Royal Navy ship HMS Hurworth will visit Yarmouth and host a service at the quayside.

CELEBRATIONS to mark the end of Great Yarmouth's 800th anniversary year of the signing of the King John Charter will be held later this month.

To mark the occasion Royal Navy ship HMS Hurworth will visit Yarmouth and host a service at the quayside.

Winterton Marine Cadets TS Fearless will lead a procession, including mayor and mayoress Terry and Jenny Easter, from the Town Hall to the quay on Saturday, February 28, at 2pm.

Lifeboats based at Gorleston, Caister and Hemsby will also be involved in the event.

In what will be his last official engagement before his retirement, Canon Michael Woods will lead a service which will also mark Yarmouth's partnership with the sea.

The recently restored church bells at St Nicholas' church will sound to mark the end of the King John Charter celebrations.


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