Committee will meet to plan Northampton’s anniversaries

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A committee with members from Northampton Borough Council, The Royal British Legion, Friends of Northampton Castle, Royal & Derngate Theatre and Northamptonshire County Council will meet regularly on how to mark landmark dates for the town in 2014.

These include the 825th anniversary of the charter being granted by Richard I to make Northampton a borough; the 850th anniversary of the trial of Thomas a Becket at Northampton Castle, and the 750th anniversary of the first Battle of Northampton.