Shrieval Elections (1666ish)
Friday 24th June 2016
At 11 of the clock to Guildhall Yard where met Warden Edmondson and many Great People in gowns, chains and much other finery. Processed into the Great Hall with Masters Sawyer &. Burbidge with whom I sat near a raised Platform upon which were My Lord Mayor, his Sherriffs and Aldermen accompanied by their Mace Bearers etc. There were above three hundred attending and, upon questions by the Chief Commoner, we voted the next Year's Sherriffs to office, and so 'twas done and we left to lunch.