Jill and I attended the Annual Shrievalty Service in the Cathedral on Sunday. It was a colourful occasion, with the attendance of two High Court Judges. It was interesting to meet so many people representing many walks of life. Afterwards, we had tea in the Chapter House, when it was possible to meet people.
I attended a meeting to discuss potential sources of funding for Worcester’s proposed WWI Comemorations. It is interesting to note that Worcester is well ahead, with plans, and well-placed to apply for funds that the Government is to make available.
Afterwards I welcomed Paul Zigan, an independent Council Member from Kleve, Germany, to see the parlour and many City treasures. It is interesting to hear how many similarities there are between the two Councils. It was good to see also in attendance George Milton and Les Tunley from the Worcester Twinning Association.
On Tuesday My Local U3A History Group welcomed a speaker from the Battle of Worcester Society who informed us of the role of Oliver Cromwell in the Battle of Worcester.
In the evening Jill and I attended the opening night of The Worcester Operatic Society’s production of “The Producers”. What an excellent evening. The cast and principals are to be congratulated on such an enjoyable production. It was fast, funny and truly fantastic! The society is in its 120th year, and are to be congratulated on performances of such a consistently high standard, a true tribute to the City of Worcester!
On Wednesday I attended in Manchester a meeting of Trustees of The Co-operative Foundation who are funding 7 projects in 7 Cities to promote “The Truth about Youth”. It is an attempt to counteract some of the negative publicity associated with the younger generation.
Later, The Mayoress and I took a large group of the 2nd Worcester Pack on a tour of the Guildhall and cells. It was particularly relevant to us as our two sons, when younger, had joined this pack and got so much out of it. The yougsters were extremely interested and clearly enjoyed their visit with many questions and laughs; they also enjoyed putting-on the Mayoral robes and chain!
Well, we are over five months into our twelve-month term and have enjoyed every minute. If your group would like a visit, have a special occasion to celebrate, we are keen to meet as many people as possible, and diary willing, will be happy to join you. Contact me through the Mayor’s PA Susan O’Kane at the Guildhall or send me a message via the ‘Contact the Mayor‘ page on this blog.