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Worcester Guildhall 2

This chap is one of the mace carriers. He very kindly showed round the dungeons. The mace is normally carried like this over the right shoulder, to show royal authority. however, if the monarch is present then the mace is carried reversed over the left shoulder thus surrendering that authority to the monarch. This mace is actually hollow but is silver.

Worcester Guildhall 2

This chap is one of the mace carriers. He very kindly showed round the dungeons. The mace is normally carried like this over the right shoulder, to show royal authority. however, if the monarch is present then the mace is carried reversed over the left shoulder thus surrendering that authority to the monarch. This mace is actually hollow but is silver.

comments (19)

Amacing facts. Thank you.
Bill Phillips: You are welcome sir
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 16 Oct 2012, 04:44
Beautiful presentation of a nice tradition.
Thanks for the education.
Bill Phillips: I didn't know any of this until we went there Lady P!
So interesting! I like how you framed him - he has a great smile!
Bill Phillips: He was a very nice bloke!
He seems to be a very fine gentleman Bill... nice treatment and narrative....petersmile
Bill Phillips: He was very friendly and knowledgeable Peter.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 16 Oct 2012, 06:39
Good morning Bill, I hope your are well today. I would not suit this role because I would never surrender authority to a monarch.
Bill Phillips: You old republican! Still coughing well but the cold is going! Sounds like you two had a good trip to foreign parts
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Oct 2012, 06:53
Fascinating stuff...I wonder how many times the Monarch has visited?
Bill Phillips: She was there this year when she came to open the Hive.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Oct 2012, 07:29
Oh, he looks so typically English - I like it - and the mace carrier might be proud of this fine portrait!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Philine. He was typically English I suppose...just like Chad grin
The bloke in the background looks like he needs a pee.
Bill Phillips: Or has already had one and is too late.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2012, 08:58
Goodness, they have all the lights on during the day!

Looking forward to the dungeons...
Bill Phillips: I haven't got any more pictures of this queued at the moment. I might drag some out later1
Beautifully framed and educational!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Dave!
Great portrait shot with all the splendour of the surroundings!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Martin. He was a delightful chap and very knowledgeable.
I really like the composition, with the couple and the piano Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Juan Carlos, i'm pleased you like it.
Very nice Bill... A good way to keep these old pensioner guys out of the warmth of the library as cooler days speed in.
Bill Phillips: Better than peering into the windows of pubs late at night
A fine shot Bill, obviously happy to have his photo taken.
Bill Phillips: Well used to it I imagine Brian
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2012, 14:51
Informative and interesting
Bill Phillips: Thank you Anne I'm pleased you found it so.
He's a very pleasant looking fellow. Nicely presented Bill
Bill Phillips: He was very nice and full of interesting information Janet
Very nicely presented Bill. Thanks for your informative words.
Bill Phillips: My pleasure young sir smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2012, 22:22
Important not to flip the picture then smile
A very pleasant looking gentleman, Bill. I particularly like how he is wearing his hat with his ear pushed out like that; all the better to hear the visitors' questions.

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