Fonds SO 394 - King's Lynn Charter Trustees

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SO 394


King's Lynn Charter Trustees


  • 1974-1981 (Creation)

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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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