25th January 2013: We are delighted to announce that Fergus Anckorn, our amazing wartime storyteller and magician, was this week, summoned to The Guildhall in the City Of London in order to be made a Freeman of The City of London.
Fergus said. "I am so lucky really, at several points in my life as a soldier, I thought I was about to die, but here I am at 94 years old receiving such an amazing and historic accolade surrounded by family and friends.......It doesn't really get much better than this! "
Also present at the ceremony was Peter Fyans, the writer of Fergus' book, Simon, Fergus' son (and Festival Committee member), Alicia Anckorn, Judy Anckorn, Alex Cortey, Fergus' nephew with friend Desray.
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