Commentaries: December 2016

PTN Document

Sheriff of York, 2016/17

20 December 2016

Jonathan has the great honour of being Sheriff of York for the Civic Year 2016/17.  For the first time the Green Party, which now has four Councillors, was invited to nominate the Lord Mayor of York.  Councillor Dave Taylor (Fishergate Ward) was chosen, with Susan Ridley as Lady Mayoress, and he invited Jonathan to be his Sheriff, with Brenda Tyler as Sheriff's Lady.  York is one of only about 16 places that have both a Mayor and a Sheriff, and Jonathan is approximately the 1054th holder of the post (two each year from 1392 to 1835 and one since then).

Here is a gallery of pictures of our year  [more to follow]

The official portrait
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At a neighbourhood party in The Groves with
the Sheriff's Lady and the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress
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The Assize of Ale
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Keeping the railway running - an old skill remembered
 - behind the scenes at York Station and the Network Rail Training Centre
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A posse of Sheriffs - 10 of the 16 in The Guildhall in York during their annual gathering
left to right (officers of the National Association behind) :
Caerfyrddin (Carmarthen), Chester, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Southampton, Nottingham, York, Gloucester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Canterbury
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Keeping 400 elderly residents happy at the Christmas Cheer party in the Assembly Rooms


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