A copy of the Charter granted by George I giving Whittlesey the right to hold a weekly market and three annual fairs. This Charter is known as Patent Roll I, George I, Part 9, No. 4: Of a grant to a Downes gentleman. It was witnessed by the King at Westminster on the 17th day… Continue reading Replica of Whittlesey’s Town Charter, 1714
~~~Currently on display in the Straw Bear case~~
A wooden stick decorated with ribbons and bells, as used to lead the Straw Bear.