East Riding proclaim the new kingMon 12th September 2022
Members of the public witnessed an historical event in Saturday Market yesterday 11th September 2022, with the East Riding proclamation of the new king.
The public watched on as a procession of civic dignitaries and invited guests walked from The Guildhall along Toll Gavel to the Market Cross.
The Town Crier addressed the members of the public and announced the Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Jim Dick, OBE to pay tribute to our Queen. The High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Mrs Jacky Bowes read out the Proclamation to announce the accession of the new king, King Charles III, witnessed by the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor John Whittle and the town mayor of Beverley Councillor Linda Johnson.
.The Reverend Jacki Tonkin said the prayers and a lone piper played the national anthem while the dignitaries and members of the public sang along before three cheers were given for King Charles III.- a member of the public said "This was one of the most moving experiences she had ever witnessed, this day will remain in her memory, God save the King"..