September 23, 2010 2.21 pm This story is over 142 months old

Sheriffs from across UK coming to Lincoln

Mayor meeting: Sheriffs from across the country and Wales will be visiting the city as part of an annual meeting.

Current and former sheriffs of cities from across England and Wales will descend on Lincoln this weekend for the first time since 1996.

The proceedings are part of the annual general meeting of the National Association of City and Town Sheriffs of England and Wales.

Mayor of Lincoln Councillor Geoff Kirby (pictured far left) will greet the visitors, who will take tours of the cathedral and city museums.

There will also be a special service at the cathedral on Sunday, September 26, where current sheriffs will wear their robes to join the mayor.

“It will be fantastic to congregate over this weekend, to pay respect and honour one of the great traditions,” said Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Geoff Kirby.

The Mayor of Lincoln will also represent the Sheriff of Lincoln, Roy South (pictured far right), as he will be engaged in a different activity in London.

“As the first citizen of the city, I’m sure the other sheriffs will be warmly received by him and will have a wonderful time exploring the city,” South said.

Lincoln has had a sheriff since 1409.

Source, Photo: City of Lincoln Council