Alan Lettis, one of 24 jurors that make up Warwick Court Leet
, said: "This year's festival will feature even more beers and ciders, with quite a few beers being CAMRA championship winners.
As well as the chance to sample fabulous local brews, we hope it will give more people a greater insight into the history of Warwick Court Leet
and its modern day role in promoting the town and supporting the Mayor in civic functions.
And to illustrate a facet of life in 16th century Prescot, in 1580 the jurors of the Prescot Court Leet
ordered: 'That there shall be no midden hereafter made, nor dung laid or cast in the streets or highways and that every tenant and in habiter shall every week carry away their muck and dung and not sweep the same into the streets.
This is believed to reference prosecutions by the Court Leet
of people in breech of a statute that required the wearing of woollen caps on Sundays and holy days (to support the wool industry).
George Lodder worked with a wealthy Henley-in-Arden benefactor, WJ Fieldhouse, to reconstitute the Court Leet
and the latter Ynanced the updating of its historic archives.
Checklist ADDRESS: Court Leet
, Binley Woods, Coventry AGENT: Suttons PRICE: pounds 199,950 KEY FEATURES: Semi-detached Central heating Double glazinf Lounge/dining room Conservatory Fitted kitchen Three bedrooms Bathroom and separate toilet Garage and ample parking Delightful rear garden
The "stolen" information included nothing less than details about Henley's feudal past - it was first granted a charter by Henry III in 1220 - and an exposition of the history of its ancient Court Leet
, which used to punish local miscreants and vagabonds.
Born and bred in Cross Inn, Llantrisant, Lawrence was a freeman of the town and died just hours before he was due to attend the Court Leet
Dinner at the local leisure centre.
Alcester's High Bailiff, Nick Dearling, said members of the town's Court Leet
, which traces its history back to medieval times, had been greeted with a huge cheer as they marched along the packed high street.
A schedule of entertainment, organised by Alcester Court Leet
and Alcester Chamber of Trade and Commerce, already includes live music, children's fairground rides and games.
It is at the Guildhall that the ancient rites of the Court Leet
and Court Baron are enacted.
SCULPTOR Rachel Higgins and painter James Fotheringhame are holding a spring open weekend of their work at Court Leet
Studio, Court Farm, Long Marston.