Village’s big plans for Magna Carta

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To celebrate the sealing of Magna Carta, a village has organised a day of events.

Leavenheath will be commemorating the event with an exhibition in the village hall of the 25 baron shields painted by a cross-section of the community.

A number of gardens throughout the village will also be opened for the day.

Each shield, many of which have been painted by the village Scout group, will come with an explanation of who each baron was and where he came from in England.

Scarecrows with a medieval theme will be in the village with clues to solve.

A dateline showing the key dates on how the Magna Carta influenced our democracy will also be on display, with focus on the meeting of the barons in Bury St Edmunds in November 1214.

Other items on show include a full-size brass rubbing of a locally buried knight, together with a variety of Magna Carta information boards.

For those exploring the open gardens, there will be the chance to listen to a choir singing period songs, while visitors will be able to visit a medieval house of the 14th century.

The events all take place throughout the day on Sunday, June 14.

All profits from the event will be divided between Leavenheath Scout, Cub and Beaver groups and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

For more information, visit www.leavenheath.org.