Presentation of the Shrieval Chain and Badge to Sheriff-Elect Alderman Nicholas Lyons
Monday 20th September 2021
Merchant Taylors Hall
Each year, following their election in Common Hall as Sheriff, the Sheriffs-Elect commission their own Badge and Chain of Office, which is funded by their supporters and presented to them before they take office at the end of September. Today was the turn of Nicholas Lyons, who hosted a reception at Merchant Taylors Hall. The chairman of his Chain Appeal Committee was Sir Charles Bowman (who took over the role following the untimely death of Sir Roger Gifford in May), and Sir Charles delivered an amusing speech about the life and times of Alderman Lyons, and of his consort, Felicity. As is customary, the new badge represents many facets of their life, including school, university, Livery Companies, and other interests (golf, books, Ireland …). It is a truly impressive example of the silversmith’s craft.