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The Mayoral robes

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Joseph GriggsThe Charnwood Mayoral robes were presented by the first Mayor of Loughborough, Joseph Griggs, in 1888, and are still in use today.

They are worn for all council meetings and other occasions such as Remembrance Day, the opening of the fair, the Civic Church Service and the University Degree congregations.

The Mayor wears a scarlet wool robe with a silk lining, black velvet facings and an ermine fur edging. The Deputy Mayor wears a similar robe with narrower fur and velvet bands.

The Chief Executive, as the modern equivalent of the Town Clerk, wears a black legal gown with tassels.

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