Friday, 11 June 2010


On the 5th of June I was made Freeman of the City of Bath, my home. What a honour to be given. The ceremony was in the abbey in the centre of Bath, and took place during the annual major-making service which saw Councillor Shaun McGall become the 783rd Major of Bath.

Again so many tourists and local people came out to watch and line the streets. the procession was led by the Bath Air Cadets Band and took me through the centre from the Guildhall to the Abbey.

It was humbling to be given this title as I was the first ever female ever to have this given to me, and only the fifth person to be made freeman of Bath since the second world war. I learnt that my name goes on a list which includes great men such as Sir Winston Churchill!!