Theme: Religious freedom
1215 Magna Carta extract: Clause 63: “IT IS ACCORDINGLY OUR WISH AND COMMAND that the English Church shall be free, and that men in our kingdom shall have and keep all these liberties, rights, and concessions, well and peaceably in their fullness and entirety for them and their heirs, of us and our heirs, in all things and all places for ever.”
Historic speech extract: Martin Luther King Jr., 1963
The Norman Tower
The entrance to the Great Churchyard was directly through the Norman Tower which is not normally open to the public. The tower itself was specially illuminated for the occasion.
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1. Charter Square - Theme: Past, present and future liberty as shown by the pageants
2. Moyse’s Hall - Theme: The law and imprisonment – at one time, Moyse’s Hall was a gaol.
3. The Market Cross - Theme: The liberties - this building was a Georgian Theatre
4. The Guildhall - Theme: The law courts - this building was a law court
5. The Unitarian Meeting House - Theme: Religious freedom
6. The Great Churchyard - Theme: The Great Abbey and religion
7. The Crossing within the Abbey Ruins - Theme: The Barons meeting at the Abbey
8. The Abbey Gate - Theme: Conflict when liberties are threatened
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