A "SPECIAL" day was had in Salisbury with a procession, live music and dancing, as the 760th mayor of the city was celebrated and welcomed officially into her role.

Salisbury City Councillor Caroline Corbin was elected mayor back in May, but Covid-19 restrictions halted the annual mayor making ceremony from taking place.

Three months later the festivities were able to go ahead.

Following a civic procession of visiting mayors and invited guests on Sunday, August 22, the Market Place was filled for around eight hours with live entertainment.

The packed line up, that gave spectators the chance to dance late into the evening, included the Salisbury City Band of the Royal British Legion, Elevate Dance, Kings of Lounge, Echoes, Evolution Choir and Glasshouse, to name a few.

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Salisbury City Council had teamed up with Colin Holton, the organiser of events such as Salisbury Live, to host the variety of performers.

After the ceremony Cllr Corbin said: "What a fantastic day from start to finish, it was lovely to see everyone in robes and to process again after so long.

"This is always something enjoyed by residents and tourists. We had gorgeous weather and I enjoyed meeting the mayors from other areas, as well as chatting to the residents and visitors to the city as the afternoon event started.

"Being able to sing, socialise and dance into the evening on the Market Place is just what Salisbury needs more of.

"It’s what the space is perfect for. It was an event attended by many age ranges so it had something for everyone."

The mayor added: "Setting up the event was no doubt a bit of a nail biter, with the uncertainty around restrictions, but it was seamless and showed Salisbury is a fantastic place.

"I am certainly proud of everyone who put together the event and all attendees who made the day very special."

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