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New Mayor of Grantham receives chains of office in traditional ceremony

The new Mayor of Grantham took up his post last week in a traditional, and unique, ceremony.

Councillor Adam Stokes was ‘dragged’ from the Jubilee Life Church, in London Road, on Thursday by Couns Ray Wootten and Graham Jeal as part of the tradition played out in the mayor-making ceremony in Grantham.

It is a tradition which dates back to 1897 when no-one could be found to be mayor. The chain of office was draped around the statue of Frederick Tollemache in St Peter’s Hill, until a volunteer was found.

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