For 800 years the Magna Carta has been a significant part of the heritage of Bury St Edmunds.
Margaret Charlesworth of the Magna Carta Trust explained how the connection came about.
A year later the great charter was signed protecting people's rights and limiting the King's power.
A rule of law that still exists.
Those living in this medieval town believe this meeting in 1214 was historically significant and that's why the celebrations will begin here a year before they do nationally.
More than £80,000 worth of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund means a copy of the Magna Carta will be coming to the Cathedral over Easter.
A light and sound event is planned in October with various educational activities throughout the year.