So I went to see the parade on Lord Mayor’s Day on 8th November. It took a while to get back my photos of the day. 187 more words
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So it turns out the Brits are super into their fireworks! Yesterday was the day of The Lord Mayor’s Show in London, an 800 year old tradition that requires the new Lord Mayor to trek from the old City of London to Westminster (the three and a half mile journey probably seemed more treacherous 800 years ago…) to show his or her devotion to London upon being given the title of Lord Mayor for the year. 196 more words
Thousands of people flocked to London’s streets to see Lord Mayor’s show despite chilly weather and the threat of rain.
This year marks the 799th of this ceremony in London’s history as the three and a half long parade snaking through the streets. 246 more words
October 30th – On this day in 1397 Dick Whittington became Lord Mayor of London for the first time (of three). Among the many public works undertaken by Whittington, in or out of public office, were the acquisition and conversion into a Market of the old Leaden Hall, on Leadenhall Street; the establishment of the College of St Spirit and St Mary, on what is now College Street, where he lived; the reconstruction of the church of St Michael Paternoster Royal, also on College Street; the reconstruction of the Guildhall; the reconstruction of Newgate Gaol at the junction of Newgate Street and Old Bailey, which had been damaged during the Peasants’ Revolt (and of which he had written “ 194 more words
As the council elections approach in Adelaide, many hopeful candidates are out knocking on doors, meeting local residents and feeding letterboxes with their policies.
One man who has been representing Adelaide for the past four years and running again this month is the youngest Lord Mayor in history, Stephen Yarwood. 714 more words