BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Aug. 2, 1926

The Commons—

¶ Beheld, for the first time in 22 years, the apparition of two Sheriffs of the city of London, clad in scarlet robes, accompanied by the bewigged City Remembrancer, appealing at the bar of the House of Commons.

The Sheriffs appealed against the destruction of 52 churches in the city of London—nine built before the Great Fire, 32 designed by Sir Christopher Wren—which are about to be torn down under the Union of Benefices and Disposal of Churches Act.

Their appeal heard, registered, the Sheriffs observed their immemorial custom of presenting...

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