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Apply for Freedom of the Borough of Colchester
10:39am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
PEOPLE can apply for the Freedom of the Borough of Colchester.
Colchester Council is to hold a freeburgess ceremony at Colchester Town Hall on Thursday, September 26.
The title, confirmed by the 1189 Royal Charter of Richard the Lionheart, has historically provided privileges including the right to hunt fox, hare and even polecat in Colchester.
People with fathers or grandfathers from the town can apply, as can those who have been an apprentice to a master craftsman for seven years.
Claimants will recite the ancient oath of obedience at the ceremony, presided over by the Mayor.
To find out more, visit www.tinyurl.com/mrn3cpo by Friday.
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