Godmanchester Town Mayor

 

The Mayor of Godmanchester is Councillor Sarah Conboy, Sarah has served on the Council for 4 years. Sarah is actively involved in several community groups throughout Godmanchester and is committed to serving the residents of Godmanchester and assisting in ensuring the Town a desirable place to live.

The Mayoral Chain

The Mayoral Chain of Office of Godmanchester

“That the Bailiffs of old wore robes must be an acknowledged fact”, as Mr Bird wrote in 1912, and he stated that Richard Miles wore a type of robe when he was in office in 1827 at the time the original Chinese Bridge was built. The robe was made out of some heavy black material such as bombazine or camlet, and a trimmed black plush around the collar and sides. There was no Mayor’s robe until Mr Charles Veasey was Mayor in 1883, he presented the first Mayors robe to the Council. The colour of this robe was blue trimmed with fur, but still there was no chain of office to be worn. It entered into the minds of some that an ancient Town like Godmanchester should possess a Mayoral chain, and that it would be a befitting manner to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee. Mr E Tillard was the Mayor in 1896/97 and the affair was put into motion. An appeal was made to those who had passed the chair of office and to the members of the families who their ancestors had officially been connected to the old Borough, and the result was most satisfactory. An order was made for the chain to be made by a London company and it was completed in June 1897.

 

The Mayors Charities 2017/18

This year the Mayor of Godmanchester charities will be supporting Children and Young People in Godmanchester