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Edition 248s - 12th June 2010
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The Manor of Henley-in-Arden Court Leet and Court Baron


Court Circular

Published by Authority of the High Bailiff


Invitation by the High Bailiff

imageThis coming Saturday the 12th June heralds this year’s Court Leet Day. The day when the Court under takes its annual reenactments of the ancient duties of ale, fish and flesh tasting; butter and bread weighing; brook-looking, and beating of the manorial bounds.

You are cordially invited to join us for a 10.00 am start by the Market Cross; watch the Duck Race at 10.30 by the Medical Centre Bridge, and then check the ale tasters at work in the Nags Head at 11.15 am.

Alternatively, why not have your morning coffee and a piece of chocolate cake in the Guild Hall Gardens - courtesy of Henley W.I. And, while you are there, view the developments in the Riverside Gardens or pop into the Guild Hall for a quick look round. You could even bring a picnic lunch and watch the afternoons entertainment provided by HADS and Silhill Morris Men.

See you Saturday!

Roger Sutton - High Bailiff


Pictures from Previous Years



Photos Alan Robson

Programme for Court Leet Day


10.00 am The Guild Hall : Declaration by the High Bailiff.

10.05 am Market Cross : Proclamation by Town Crier.

10.10 am Sue Dalby Catering : Butter Weighing.

10.20 am The Mount : Hayward to survey the Memorial Bounds.

10.30 am The Medical Centre Bridge : Brook Lookers to inspect the River Alne
and hold the Duck Race.

11.00 am Henfey Ice Cream : Butter Weighing/Tasting.

11.15 am Nags Head : Ale Tasting.

11.30 am Somerfield : Butter Weighing/Tasting.

11.45 am Mills the Butcher : Flesh Tasting.

12.00 noon Henley Bakery : Bread Weighing.

12.15 Cafe 34 : Bread Weighing/Tasting.

12.30pm Sea Spray Fisheries: Fish Tasting.

12.45 pm The Three Tuns: Ale Tasting.

1.00 pm The Market Cross : Reports to the High Bailiff.

1.15 pm Picnic Lunch in The Guild Hall Garden.

2.00 pm Entertainment in The Guild Hall Garden.

The Weather for Court Leet Day