Charter hangings go to USA

IPSWICH'S renowned Charter Hangings have been shipped across the Atlantic as part of the celebrations to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first English speaking settlement in USA.

IPSWICH'S renowned Charter Hangings have been shipped across the Atlantic as part of the celebrations to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first English speaking settlement in USA.

The eight embroidered panels, which chronicle the history of Ipswich over the last 1,000 years, are in Jamestown where they will be exhibited in the newly opened Legacy Hall tomorrow and on Sunday .

During their stay, the hangings will be viewed by the Queen and president George Bush.

Their arrival caused some drama after customs impounded them for ten days because the paper work was not completely in order.

The grand tour will continue when the hangings move from Jamestown to Ipswich Massachusetts where they will remain until the end of July.

Plans are afoot for the Charter Hangings to be the focal point in a series of educational studies throughout their residency.

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