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Civic history and traditions


Lord Mayors robe


The Lord Mayor’s ceremonial robe is made from damask with gold wire trim and ornaments. It is worn with white gloves, a lace jabot at the neck and lace cuffs. The hat is a tricorn with a gold loop and decorated with ostrich feathers.

The Sheriff also wears fine ceremonial robes. In addition the Sheriff carries a white rod (rood) decorated at each end with silver and the city crest.