The Mayoral Chain of Lydd

     The chain of office worn by the Mayors of Lydd is unique within the Cinque Ports Confederacy because it is made up of shields bearing the initials of each mayor and, on the reverse of the shield, the full name and mayoral years served. In 2010 it was decided that the chain was becoming too heavy and nine shields (all relating to Edwin Finn) were removed. For the future, when a shield is added one is removed, thus maintaining a constant fifty shields on the chain. To view the current chain (February 12th, 2011) click on the link below and follow the instructions beneath the chain.

                                                 Please click here to view the chain