ORGANISERS of Melksham’s Royal Charter Weekend are urging local people and organisations to get involved.

They are looking for volunteers to help out with the celebrations in September to mark 800 years of Melksham being granted a Royal Charter to hold a market.

The celebrations will kick off on Friday, September 27 with a commemorative plaque being unveiled in the Market Place.

Local schools and the Melksham Remembers group will also stage an exhibition in Melksham Town Hall.

Events on Saturday, September 28 include a town criers competition, folk and morris dancing, and a medieval banquet at the Assembly Hall.

Organisers said: “Entertainment from the court jesters will await you, along with mead, wine and fun.”

This is the only paid-for event during the weekend. Tickets, available from the Assembly Hall website, are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

On Sunday, September 29, the Plantagenet Society will entertain crowds with a tournament at the King George V Playing Fields.

There will be archery, squire training and travelling musicians. All there to for you to enjoy – a free to attend event.

To volunteer, contact Debbie Bentley on 01225 704187.