“Let’s have some fun in Colnbrook!” – Final preparations under way for Magna Carta commemoration

Final preparations are under way for ‘Colnbrook Celebration’ of the octocentenary of the Magna Carta tomorrow.

Signing the Magna Carta

Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council and St Thomas’ Church is inviting you to a series of events tomorrow, Saturday June 6, to celebrate the signing of the Magna Carta, 800 years ago.

The events will kick off at 2 pm.


The Magna Carta

Monday June 15 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, which was the document that laid the foundations for the rights and representation that we enjoy today.

There will be a parade from King John’s Palace to St Thomas’ Church with ‘King John’ on horseback and schoolchildren as knights and barons.

magna carta

After a service and “a little bit of theatre in the church” a LiberTea will be served in the grounds outside.

The 'LiberTeas' idea concept was developed by the Houses of Parliament as part of the 2015 ‘Parliament in the Making’ historic anniversaries programme in partnership with the National Trust.  Events around the country are being coordinated for Sunday, June 14.

Shakespearian Acting, American independence reading, and fancy dress are all promised – with a prize for the best costume on the day.

It’s free! Dress up (optional) and come along. Dress in the style of the period as a Baron, Knight, Archer or Serf. Alternatively come as a hero of democracy from throughout the ages since then.

Sandwiches, scones, cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be served by members of the Church, the Colnbrook Residents Association and the Parish Council.

As well as an opportunity to commemorate a major turning point in history, and our democratic development, the day, months in the planning, is being presented as an opportunity to let your hair down.

At the Annual Meeting of the Parish on May 19, Parish chair Cllr Peter Hood told residents: “Let’s have some fun in Colnbrook!”.

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