Presentation of the Shrieval Chain & Badge to Sheriff-Elect Alderman Alison Gowman

Thursday 23rd September 2021

Plaisterers’ Hall

Following hot on the heels of the event for Alderman Nicholas Lyons was a similar event for the other new Sheriff-Elect, Alison Gowman. Her Chain and Badge is a beautiful design, featuring a Mobius strip and, as is traditional, representations of her many Livery Companies and other interests and connections. Her badge was presented to her by the chairman of her Chain Appeal Committee, Alderman Sir David Wootton. A couple of particular points to note: as an unmarried woman Alison’s coat of arms must be displayed on a lozenge – neither shield nor crest are allowed; also, the reverse of her badge features a representation of Iron Man’s Palladium Arc Reactor!