We were privileged to have a ring side view of the raising of the flag. The hottest day of the year. The Lady Mayoress, Samantha Bowman and the Sheriff’s Consort, Emma Redcliffe had the right idea with lovely hats affording them exactly the right amount of shade.

Emma and Neil Redcliffe, Tim Hales and his consort with the Lady Mayoress, Samantha Bowman.
The arrival of the Lord Mayor
The usual suspects… Master Upholder, Master Draper, Master Chartered Surveyor and Master Water Conservator
The flag is raised
The RAF Band were excellent
Sweltering but unperturbed

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