OVER FIFTY people visited the Heritage Day yesterday to see the Hedon Town Hall and a display of the Hedon Town Silver.
The Heritage Day and the Silver Display was arranged in honour of the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. People had also brought in several items of memorabilia from the Coronation Day on 2nd June 1953.
Also on display with the Silver was the Great Mace normally carried at Civic Functions by the Sergeant of the Mace. The Mace is carried to show that the Hedon Mayor acts with the authority of the Monarch (apparently, if the Queen is ever present, the Mace should be carried ‘upside, down’).
The current Sergeant of the Mace, Dave Young, was at the event alongside Dr Martin Craven, a Freeman of Hedon, to answer questions from the public about the ‘treasures’ that make up the Silver Collection and the other artefacts that decorate the Town Hall.
The Hedon Mayor, Councillor Jim Lindop, as the 666th incumbent of that position, offered his congratulations to the Queen. He was also keen to explain to residents who had not yet seen the Hedon Silver, or the Town Hall, that they should contact the Council and their names would be put on a waiting list of those wishing to do so. The Mayor hosts occasional Silver Shows and Displays during the year.
Contact Hedon Town Council at the Town Hall from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Telephone: 01482 898428
With many thanks to the Mayor, Cllr Jim Lindop, for taking part in this short interview – and not getting distracted by the background noise!