April 30, 2014 2.55 pm This story is over 120 months old

Four people become Freemen of the City of Lincoln

Special honour: The Dean’s Verger at Lincoln Cathedral was given the title of Honorary Freeman at a ceremony in the city.

Four people have being made Freemen of the City of Lincoln, with one earning the title of Honorary Freeman.

The Dean’s Verger at Lincoln Cathedral, John Campbell, became an Honorary Freeman, while Lindsay Adams, Gabrielle Cooksley and Alison Millar gained the Freeman title.

John Campbell received his title in recognition of his contribution to the city and the Freemen. The others are direct descendants of existing Freemen.

He was invested into the Freeman’s Association at a ceremony on April 26.

The honour was bestowed upon them by Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Patrick Vaughan.

He said: “Investing Freemen is an important part of the city’s history and tradition.

“These people and their families have made a large contribution to Lincoln over a period of time and being invested into the Freemen’s Association recognises that.”

Freemen have been “invested” into Lincoln since 1835, and the title is usually awarded to people born to a Freeman, through servitude to a Freeman or through marriage.

Anyone over the age of 18 can be invested as a Freeman in Lincoln.