Walkern wins £30K Heritage Lottery Funding

by Janet Woodall on September 13, 2014

Walkern, the only village in Hertfordshire with a Magna Carta baron, has been successful in it’s bid for £29,700 from Heritage Lottery Fund. The Walkern Magna Carta 800th project, for which the village has raised an extra £10,000, is a community project run by the local history society, and encompasses two years of events and activities designed to engage people in medieval life and the Magna Carta story.

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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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Hertfordshire Mercury article: Walkern prepares for 800th anniversary of link to Magna Carta

August 2, 2014

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 […]

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Magna Fest at Walkern, 15-17th August

August 2, 2014

The White Lion in Walkern, Herts, is holding a music festival on 15-17th August in aid of the village’s Magna Carta celebrations. Click below for more information:

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Welcome to the Magna Carta Barons website

August 2, 2014

Work is still in progress, so please bear with us…

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Coming soon…

July 8, 2014

We are in the process of upgrading the website and will be back online soon.

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