We commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III

Published: 27 April 2023

Events supported by the Town Council are taking place across Deal to commemorate the King’s Coronation.

A pot of £2,000 was set aside for residents, local groups and organisations to bid for funding with activities that would bring the community together to celebrate.

There were eight grants given and special funding was awarded to the Deal and Walmer Chamber of Trade who have decorated the town centre in red, white and blue bunting.

Visitors to the Town Hall will be able to see how Deal is taking part with new displays which include tips on how to have an eco-friendly street party.

It also shows how our town will be represented at the coronation at Westminster Abbey.

We are a member of the Cinque Ports Confederation, a unique association of maritime towns and villages in Kent and East Sussex, dating back 1000 years.

In accordance with ancient tradition, a formal written “precept” was sent to Deal Town Council, explaining each Cinque Ports member town was to choose a Baron for the Coronation.

The claim of the Barons of the Cinque Ports to their historic “Honours at Court” allows them to attend the ceremony in Westminster Abbey. However, it will not include the performance of any specific duties, such as the Barons have undertaken in the past.

In the absence of the Lord Warden and in accordance with instructions given by the General Brotherhood of the Cinque Ports in 1812, the Speaker has determined that one seat should be allocated to each of the 14 member towns of the Confederation.

As our nominated Baron, The Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal, Cllr Chris Turner, will attend the Coronation of King Charles III on behalf of the people of Deal.

The Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal said: “I am delighted to be representing the people of Deal at the Coronation. The presence of the representatives of the Confederation will connect the present with the past, a history closely associated with the maritime towns and villages of Kent and East Sussex when they provided a fleet to meet the military and transport needs of their Royal masters.

“This is a major historical occasion, and I am absolutely delighted to be part of the tradition of Cinque Port Barons attending a coronation.”