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The 400th anniversary of the mayoralty of Stafford Borough will be marked with a freedom march

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 05, 2014

By Sarah Marshall

The 400th anniversary of the mayoralty of Stafford Borough will be marked with a freedom march

The 400th anniversary of the mayoralty of Stafford Borough will be marked with a freedom march

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SERVICEMEN and women from across the armed forces will march through Stafford to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the mayoralty in the town.

This year the town marks 400 years since the first Mayor of Stafford, Matthew Cradocke in 1614.

And to celebrate organisations which have been given the Freedom of the Borough will join the march on Saturday.

Soldiers from the 22 Signal Regiment based in the town’s Beacon Barracks will join colleagues from the Tactical Supply Wing of the Royal Air Force and HMS Collingwood, as well as the 3rd Mercian regiment (Staffords).

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The band of the Royal Marines and the RAF Pipes and Drums will accompany the march, thought to be the first time all the organisations have used their Freedom at the same time.

Staffordshire Police and the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will also march.

The day will include a number of free family activities, including face painting, street theatre and children’s rides.

The celebration will be between 10am and 4pm in Market Square.

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