woman receives freedom of Gloucester in civic ceremony
Berrow woman and her sister were sworn in on Monday (October 7th)
as free women of the City Of Gloucester in a special civic ceremony.
Hines and her sister Deborah Moore, received the hereditary freedom
of the city which is passed down through generations of their
both originally lived in Gloucester, where their father was born
and grew up, before they moved to Burnham-On-Sea through their
The ladies swore their 'oath of allegiance' to the Mayor of Gloucester,
Cllr Chris Chatterton, in the company of the Deputy Mayor and
Sheriff, the President and Honorary Secretary of the Chartered
Freemen and Free Women of the City of Gloucester.
Sharon told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It has been passed through
our family since the early 1700's, normally from father to son
when reaching the age of 21, and has only recently been extended
to the daughters, and so we feel very honored that this has been
bestowed on us."
and Deborah were joined by ten other claimants who also became
entitled to the role through their hereditary line.