Bridlington mayor’s annual civic service

Bridlington civic service procession from the Old Town to The Priory. Picture by Andrew Higgins   bfp123558e
Bridlington civic service procession from the Old Town to The Priory. Picture by Andrew Higgins bfp123558e

CIVIC dignitaries from across the region have gathered in Bridlington to attend the town mayor’s annual civic service.

The service, which was led by the Rev Adrian Cragg and held in honour of Bridlington mayor Coun Michael Charlesworth, took place at the Priory Church on Sunday morning.

Ahead of the service the various civic dignitaries, led by town crier David Hinde, joined a procession from the Georgian Rooms, in High Street to the Church.

Coun Charlesworth said the event was enjoyed by all who attended and he has thanked town clerk Paula King for making the day such a success.

“It went extremely well. There was a good turn out, all down to Paula and her organisational skills, she even got the weather right for us.

“A big thank you to Paula because she did a good job, everybody seemed to have enjoyed themselves,” he said.

In attendance were the Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding Susan Cunliffe-Lister, the High Sheriff of the East Riding Julie Good, and the Chairman of the East Riding Council Coun Chad Chadwick.

Mayor’s from towns across the region attended including those from Beverley, Driffield, Filey, Hedon, Hessle, Hornsea, Snaith and Cowick, and Hull as well as deputy mayors from Goole, Market Weighton, Pocklington and Withernsea.

Also present was Captain Lynne Edwards, of the Salvation Army, which is the mayor’s chosen charity for the year.

And it was the last official outing for the Bridlington mayoress, Coun Charlesworth’s granddaughter, Samantha Scarlett before she begins studying for a law degree at Leeds Metropolitan University.

The service was followed by a buffet lunch at the Priory Church Rooms.

Pictures by Andrew Higgins.