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Civic Pride – Soroptimists visit Town Hall

bootle town hall soroptimist groupEight members of SI Crosby visited Bootle Town Hall at the invitation of the Mayor of Sefton, Councillor Paul Cummins.

The Mayor greeted the members and conducted them on a tour of the council chambers. He also talked about the history and ceremonial functions of the office of Mayor.

The Town Hall houses many articles of historical value as well as photographs of all previous mayors and mayoresses. Most impressive was the Council Chamber with an interesting display of flags and ensigns from ships associated with the Port of Liverpool.bootle town hall soroptimist president with mayor

The Mayor explained the historical formation of Sefton Metropolitan Borough through the amalgamation of former administrative areas covering, Formby, Southport, Crosby, Litherland and Bootle. He then invited members to try on the mayoral robes. President Sandy and President Elect Yvonne took up the offer and donned the robes and hats. Future civic leaders perhaps?

bootle town hall soroptimists in mayoral robesAll members came away from the visit with an increased knowledge of civic administration and history. Grateful thanks to the Mayor who made the visit so interesting.