Weekend of events planned to celebrate town’s historical charter
- Credit: Nick Butcher
A weekend of events will be held in Beccles to celebrate the town’s historical charter.
Historic boats and river trips, exhibitions, open gardens, music, special displays and more will be on offer at Charter Weekend tomorrow and Sunday.
The event, now in its fifth year, is held annually to mark the granting of the town’s historic charter by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1584.
It will also include the first Waveney Wild Swim, with swimmers setting off from the Waveney River Centre, in Burgh St Peter on Sunday and swimming down the river for about 11.5km to Beccles Quay.
There will also be a Mayor’s Race the same day from 11am at Hippersons Boatyard which will see current mayor Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw and former mayors Caroline Topping and Hugh Taylor ‘racing’ on water bicycles.
You may also want to watch:
Free parking and a shuttle bus to and from the town will be available from Beccles Free School.
The full programme is available online at www.becclescharterweekend.wordpress.com
- 1 Appeal to trace owner after gold ring is found
- 2 Man arrested and cannabis seized as Kestrel team swoops on town
- 3 What does tier two mean for you? Step-by-step guide to new rules
- 4 Town's post office to close within a month
- 5 Woman airlifted to hospital after crash
- 6 How do Tier 1 areas like Cornwall compare to Suffolk?
- 7 Cyclist attacks car with handlebars and threatens driver
- 8 New appeal as pregnant woman goes missing again
- 9 Safety plea after child pictured at base of crumbling cliff
- 10 Merger plans unveiled for four pupil referral unit schools