|Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Roger and Clare Gifford|
Photo: Chris Ruff
On Thursday 6th December at 1pm it will be the first official Court of Common Council for the new Lord Mayor, Roger Gifford. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the 25 Aldermen and 100 Councilmen in their ceremonial robes. See previous post 'Silent Ceremony ...'
Of course you will also see the Lord Mayor in all his magnificence with Tricorn Hat, mayorial cloak, and chain of office. Before him will walk the Sword Bearer wearing the fur 'Cap' of Maintenance and followed by the rest of his court. There will be time to make a short tour of the Great Hall and explain in brief some of the ceremonial procedures you will be privy to.
Also a special day for MissB as her application to become a Freeman of the City will be on the Agenda. The list is usually very long so there are no personal pronouncements, however, the Agenda will include my name. Very proud.
There will be a walk prior to the a visit to the Guildhall, this will cover some interesting stops including Christchurch Greyfriars, Postman's Park, The Guildhall Complex, a visit to the amphitheatre at the Guildhall Gallery and on to Bank and lunch at an C18th Chophouse.
After lunch there will be an opportunity to visit the delightful little shops surrounding the Royal Exchange where MissB has arranged some tempting offers of a discount or two.
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