From the Wiltshire Times, 6 August 2014:
Trowbridge Town Council clerk Lance Allan is preparing to cycle 800 miles from Somerset to Northumberland to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.
Mr Allan will travel the distance from June 20 to 28 next year as part of the council’s celebrations, while raising money along the way for Dorothy House Hospice Care and Re-cycle (Bicycle Aid for Africa).
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Walkern residents have launched a series of events to celebrate the village’s links to the Magna Carta ahead of the 800th anniversary of the charter next year.
The village was the administrative centre of William de Lanvalei, one of the 25 barons elected to place limits on the power of the monarch.
Projects to mark this are being co-ordinated by Walkern History Society, whose work was highlighted by MP Sir Oliver Heald in a parliamentary debate about the Magna Carta and constitutions…
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