Today I was privileged to attend the Freedom ceremony for two of our younger Freemen.

Paul Yates who is the Project Design Manager at Kingfisher Lighting and my son in law, together with James Miles who is a Project Design Engineer, also with Kingfisher Lighting and a former Lightmongers Journeyman.

Paul was accompanied by his Mother and Father as well as his wife Catherine and their two children.  I was delighted to support them both.

Both Paul and James were delighted with the experience and summed it up as a special day.

I would encourage all Freemen who have not yet obtained their Freedom of the City to do so.

It is a privilege that should be enjoyed as well as helping to complete your journey in the Livery as once you have taken this step you are eligible to be clothed in the Livery and to take a full part in the life and function of the City.