Foreign News: Lord Mayor's Show

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

Last week, dressed in his black robes of state, trimmed with gold, and wearing the famous Chain of Esses (bequeathed in 1567 by ex-Lord Mayor Sir John Alen to the then Lord Mayor and his successors to "use and occupie yerely at and uppon principall and festival dayes"), Sir Alfred Bower, member of the Vintners' Company (14th Vintner to be elected Lord Mayor), athlete and bicyclist, rode in state from the Guildhall* to the Law Courts to be sworn in...

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