Winchelsea, East Sussex, England 5th April 2015. Winchelsea Mayoring Ceremony, the traditional lunch is provided in the New Hall by the incoming Mayor Dr John Spencer. There has been a mayor of Winchelsea for over 700 years, with records dating back to 1295. The Mayoring Ceremony takes place annually on Easter Monday, and since 1665 this has been held in the Upper Court Hall. The ceremony recognises the continuing existence of the last surviving unreformed Corporation of England and Wales and comprises an Assembly of the Freemen of Winchelsea followed by the "Annual Sitting of the Hundred" the principal business of which is the installation of the Major for the coming year.
MAYORING CEREMONY WINCHELSEA EAST SUSSEX
Winchelsea, East Sussex, England 5th April 2015. Winchelsea Mayoring Ceremony, the traditional lunch is provided in the New Hall by the incoming Mayor Dr John Spencer. There has been a mayor of Winchelsea for over 700 years, with records dating back to 1295. The Mayoring Ceremony takes place annually on Easter Monday, and since 1665 this has been held in the Upper Court Hall. The ceremony recognises the continuing existence of the last surviving unreformed Corporation of England and Wales and comprises an Assembly of the Freemen of Winchelsea followed by the "Annual Sitting of the Hundred" the principal business of which is the installation of the Major for the coming year.

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Date: 5 Apr 2015
Location: Winchelsea East Sussex UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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