Admission of Freemen and Freewomen
Lancaster City Council is delighted that 2012 will introduce a major change to one of its most long standing traditions, when women can be admitted as Freemen in all four categories of application.
2011 saw the admission of women as daughters of Freemen, and work was undertaken to confirm a change to the rules to allow women to be admitted into the remaining three categories.
In order to mark this historic event, the Mayor hopes to welcome 60 new Freemen and Freewomen at a ceremony in Lancaster Town Hall - a number which is significant this year to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The four categories of admission are as follows:
- To be the son or daughter of a Freeman or Freewoman.
- To have served an apprenticeship to a Freeman or Freewoman of the City for a period of seven years.
- To have been born within the old city boundaries.
- To have lived within the old city boundaries for a period of 7 consecutive years.
In each case, the applicant has to be at least 16 years of age.
Anyone interested in becoming a Freeman or Freewoman should contact the Mayor’s Office, Town Hall, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ for an application form, by telephoning (01524) 582070 or by sending an email to email@example.com
Applications should be submitted by the end of June.
The Court for the Admission of Freemen will take place at 10am on Saturday July 14 at Lancaster Town Hall.
Date Published: 24/05/12