Honiton Charter Day will this year remember Terry Farebrother, a former Honiton shopkeeper and leader of the town’s chamber of commerce.
Mr Farebrother was instrumental in setting up the annual Charter Day celebrations, which will this year mark the 762nd anniversary of Honiton being granted a royal charter to hold a weekly market. He was also affiliated to the town’s street market, having served as the market supervisor.
Participants are asked to wear a hat on the day in his memory and in support of Ferne Animal Sanctuary.
The Wear A Hat Day will be incorporated into all the usual Charter Day celebrations, taking place on Saturday, July 20.
Events are planned for Allhallows Playing Field and the wider town centre.
Charity stalls, manned by volunteers from local organisations, classic cars and live entertainment will all be part of the mix.
South Western Ambulance Service has confirmed it is attending the event and has included it in its summer diary.
Charter Day has been a highlight of the summer in Honiton since 2007.
A fun event for the whole family, it celebrates Honiton’s rich history and the fact that the town’s street market has been a draw for visitors for centuries.