Fonds SO 394 - King's Lynn Charter Trustees

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SO 394

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King's Lynn Charter Trustees

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  • 1974-1981 (Creation)

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1 roll and 1 box

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The King's Lynn Charter Trustees were set up under the Local Government Act, 1972, and were in being from 1974 until their abolition in 1981, when the entire District was made a Borough by royal 'charter'. They had responsibility for the records of the old Borough Council and enacted certain ceremonial duties and functions, including electing a Mayor each year from within their own ranks and the appointment of a High Steward.

Charter Trustees were set up to maintain the continuity of a town charter after a district with the borough status had been abolished. They would exist until such time that a parish council was established or borough status was granted again.

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150d052e-ad89-47ba-9c28-6bef0f0be756

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Uncatalogued

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Created 13/12/2017 by LSH. Modified 07/03/2018 by LSH. Updated 21/07/2022 by LSH.

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