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February 16, 2015

Leavenheath Open Gardens & Magna Carta Scarecrow Day

To celebrate the sealing of Magna Carta, Leavenheath village in Suffolk which is 8 miles north of Colchester on the A134 close to Constable Country, will be commemorating the event with a number of gardens being open. An exhibition in the village hall of the 25 Baron shields painted by a cross section of the community with an explanation of who each Baron was and where he came from in England. Scarecrows with a medieval theme will be in the village with clues to solve.

A dateline showing the key dates on how the Magna Carta influenced our democracy, especially the part Suffolk played in the meeting of the Barons in November 1214 at Bury St Edmunds will be on display. A full size brass rubbing of a Knight who is buried locally will be shown together with other Magna Carta information. A choir will be singing period songs in one of the open gardens and visitors will be able to visit a medieval house of the 14th century.

This is a charitable event with all profit from the event after expenses, being divided between Leavenheath Scouts/Cubs/Beavers and the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice. For more information, visit



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