PRESS RELEASE: 12th May 2022
MILLOM CHARTER WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS: 10th, 11th, 12th June 2022
Every year Holy Trinity Church celebrate Charter Weekend, when Henry III gave John de Huddleston permission to hold a weekly market and a weekend fair on Holy Trinity weekend. This year that falls on Friday, June 10th to Sunday June 12th and we (Millom and District Local History Society) are helping Holy Trinity Church celebrate the 771st Anniversary.
The Weekend Events will kick off on Friday, 10th June with Charter Lunch, including a reading of the 1251 Charter, at 12 noon. This includes a three-course buffet lunch with a glass of something to toast the Charter and will cost £10; to book please ring Margaret or Geoff on 772084. In the evening at 7 pm, Rev. Robert Bracegirdle (vicar of Millom 2002-2013) will give a talk entitled Medieval Millom: Good Church Goers? Light refreshments.
On Saturday 11th, 10 am to 2 pm there will be an Arts and Crafts Fair where local folk will be selling their wares, not unlike locals did in the Medieval period. These will include: Alan Cordiner (Polymer Clay Creations); Michael James Aldersley (Local Artist); Heather Swales (hand-crafted goods including tie dye scarves); Pilgrim Designs (original, creative design service); Crafted in Haverigg (bracelets made from local stones amongst other things); Sparkle Scents (handmade wax melts) and Celfairy (miniature fairy houses). There might even be some live music.
Our Holy Trinity Stones project will be taking place from 10 am onwards on the outside of Holy Trinity Church when, under the guidance of professional archaeologist Daniel Elsworth, a group of volunteers will be conducting a survey of the outside stones, looking for any reworked stones that can expand on our knowledge about the church, a 3D model will later be created.
And starting inside the church from 2 pm onwards, then moving outside to the Old School field for practical skills, Josh Carr will be talking about metal detecting – how to do it by the book – with practical demonstrations in the field (so bring your metal detectors). We are hoping this will be the beginning of a local Metal Detecting Group! Of course, tea and cakes will be available too.
For Trinity Sunday, there will be Holy Communion at 10.30 a.m. then, to round off the events, at 2 pm Jonathan Powell will be giving a talk: Wordsworth, Myers and Millom. When William Wordsworth attended the funeral of his cousin John Myers from Po House at Holy Trinity. Light refreshments.
For further information: https://www.millomhistory.org.uk/news.html