Honorary Freemen

Honorary Freedom is the highest award that the council can bestow.

It is a power that is very rarely used and is normally only awarded to local people who have in the opinion of the Council, rendered eminent services to the city or district.

The award of Honorary Freedom does not convey with it any legal rights or responsibilities, other than a ceremonial role at civic functions. The award dates back to the middle ages when Freemen had commercial privileges and a route into a position of power in a town or city.

Honorary Freemen of the City of Lancaster
Honorary Freemen Admitted

James Donald Waddell, OBE (Deceased)

1979

H.R.H. Princess Alexandra

1987

Captain and Ship’s Company HMS Trafalgar

1993

Captain and Ship’s Company HMS Lancaster

1993

HRH The Prince of Wales KG

1993

Sister Aine Cox, MBE, SRN, SCM, MTD (Deceased)

1994

Honorary Alderman Eric Jones (Deceased)

1994

William Pearson

1995

The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

2006

John McGuinness

2007

James Downham (Deceased)

2010

Anthony Kimpton

2012

Cedric Robinson MBE

2014

 

Last updated: 21 November 2017