Categories: General Date: 16 March 2011 Title: Macclesfield Celebrates its 750th Birthday!
The historic town of Macclesfield - with its steep cobbled streets, handsome Market Place, medieval thoroughfares, silk mills, textile heritage, museums and fascinating churches - celebrates the 750th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter in 2011 with a year-long programme of events.
Macclesfield Charter 750 Celebrations
Throughout 2011 Macclesfield is celebrating its 750th Anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter by Henry III through his son Prince Edward, later to become King Edward I (Longshanks).
Celebrations will continue throughout the year, with Operas, Pageants, Parades, Beating the Retreat, Ceremonial Mass Arrow Shoot, Charter Exhibition, Steam Fayre, Barnaby Festival 2011, Hog Roasts, Dances. It all kicks off with a Macclesfield Town vs All Stars football match (See timeline page for the schedule of events, and the links pages for further information).
A set of commemorative coins in childsafe Pewter will be available, and a special coin will be struck at the Pageant. There will be a record attempt at the World\\\\\\\'s Biggest Tie,
The Charter 750 celebrations are supported by local radio Silk FM, who will be running a “Song for Macclesfield\\\\\\\" contest, and the town’s own newspaper the Macclesfield Express which also celebrates its 200th Birthday this year.
TO find out more about Macclesfield’s long and fascinating history, and for the latest info about events throughout 2011 to celebrate the 750th anniversary, go to http://www.charter750.co.uk/