Salisbury’s 761st mayor will be welcomed with a special ceremony.

The mayor making ceremony will take place today (Saturday, May 14), when the current mayor, Cllr Caroline Corbin, will hand over the mayoral chain to Cllr Tom Corbin, who is the deputy mayor at present.

A civic procession of visiting mayors from neighbouring towns and cities, local dignitaries and invited guests will leave the Guildhall in procession via Fish Row, Butchers Row, Minster Street and into St Thomas’s Church at around 10.20am with a fanfare played by the Shrewton Silver Band.

The official mayor making service and full council meeting of Salisbury City Council will take place in St Thomas’s Church at 10.30am.

There is an official handover of the mayoral chain by the outgoing mayor to the new mayor of the City of Salisbury during this meeting.

The civic party will then make its way from St Thomas’s Church via St Thomas Square and Blue Boar Row to the Guildhall for a private reception.

Alongside the Charter Market in the Market Place, there will also be music and activities from 10am to 4pm in the Guildhall Square including a free children’s workshop where they can make their own mayor’s chain or hat.


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