Tuesday, 8 May 2012

But you can go to the Court of Common Council ...

Members of the public are invited to attend the Court of Common Council and be present when the Mayor, his Aldermen and Councilmen discuss the business of the City of London Corporation.

The Common Council usually meet on the third Thursday of every month, the next three meetings will be held on:

21st June
19th July
13th September
25th October
6th December

Please be present and seated by 1pm. You can leave at anytime during the session.
Minutes and Agenda are on the long tables below the West Window, at the rear of the the public seating area.

J K Rowling becomes Freeman of the City of London

J K Rowling will receive the Freedom of the City of London at The Mansion House today for services to children's literature.

Her Freedom ceremony at The Mansion House, The Lord Mayor's official residence, will begin with her reading aloud the Declaration of a Freeman and will end with her being greeted by Chris Bilsland, Chamberlain of London, as a 'Citizen of London' and the presentation of her framed parchment certificate.

The Freedom of the City of London is believed to have begun in 1237 and enabled recipients to carry out their trade; and today, people are nominated for, or apply for, the Freedom, because it offers them a link with the historic City of London and one of its ancient traditions. Please see separate page for full explanation of  this ancient rite.

Please note this ceremony is not open to the public.


Thursday, 3 May 2012

London Bridge 1831 - Where are you now?

The bridge at the top of the Blog is London Bridge 1831 - Designed by Sir John Rennie

Do you know where it is now?