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Witham: Historic market charter may never have existed
4:00pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
A royal charter allowing a market to be held in Witham may never have existed, according to a Government lawyer.
Traders and town councillors want to move the town’s market to Newland Street, claiming Witham Town Council should be allowed to manage the market due to the historic charter.
But, after the town council asked the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) for a history of the charter, it has been revealed there is no evidence of it being valid since the 16th century.
Full story in the Witham and Braintree Times.
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