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Higham Ferrers Borough Council by kind permission of the Town Clerk,
From the archive of Moyra Simmons
Transcribed and presented by Greville Watson 2012

Souvenir of the 700th Anniversary of the
First Borough Charter
and of the Festival of Britain 1951

Mayor & Mayoress of Higham 1951
The Mayor and Mayoress
(Ald. J. W. Barker, J.P., H.F., and Mrs. Barker)

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty,
Buckingham Palace

May it please Your Majesty, We The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Ancient Borough of Higham Ferrers, humbly offer to Your Majesty our loyal greetings at the beginning of this, the 700th Year of our incorporation as a Borough, and most humbly we beg to assure Your Majesty of the loyal devotion of your loving subjects, the Burgesses of this Borough.


Message to the King from the Mayor

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