Magna ‘Carter’ events taking place this weekend

The sign in Warkworth, which has now been corrected. Picture by The Yellow Taxi
The sign in Warkworth, which has now been corrected. Picture by The Yellow Taxi

Monday marks the 800th anniversary of a key moment in English history, although at least one person seems a little hazy on the details.

The Magna Carta, meaning Great Charter, was agreed at Runnymede, Surrey, in 1215, and was signed on June 15 between barons of medieval England and King John.

Among the key barons were John FitzRobert, described as lord of Warkworth Castle, and lord of Alnwick Eustace de Vesci. As a result, both Warkworth and Alnwick are marking this connection with a range of celebrations.

Warkworth has a series of events taking place this weekend, but, as The Yellow Taxi pointed out on Twitter, an error was made on a sign in the village. The sign has now been corrected.