13 April 2011

M is for Mayor

The Guildhall has recently been refurbished and had an open day to let members of the public see it all. Here is the Mayor's Parlour, an oak panelled room with photos of some of the Mayor's of Winchester. It's now hired out for meetings, weddings etc.

Winchester's current Mayor is Councillor Richard Izard. He is the 811th Mayor of Winchester, the Office of Mayor of Winchester being one of the oldest mayoralties in England, dating back to the period when the City was the national capital. By tradition, the Mayor of Winchester stands second only to the Lord Mayor of London in precedence of civic heads.

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  1. It would be great to see all of the old photos. Nice shot!

  2. 811 pictures to see, of course many before the days of cameras!

  3. now that's very MUNICIPAL!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. what a fun take on M.
    apt one.

  5. Hard to imagine 811. That's a lot of history!