Monday, May 20, 2013
Part 1 as I ant to go into detail about these Ceremonies when I have explored the background and been taken through the process by the Officers/Registrars. My first Official engagement was on Wednesday afternoon 15th May........in Robes and regalia over to the Registrars on the same site as The Civic Centre. They have a lovely room (for Weddings/Ceremonies) hen its the Citizenship Ceremony there is a large framed Portrait of the Queen draped over by the Union Flag - the room has lovely flowers everywhere. Its a formal ceremony but also informal in that its a very special day for the individuals but also they can relax as they are at the end of one journey and at the begining of another. People from all over the World go through this ceremony - Wednesday they were from New Zealand, USA, Somalia, Afganistan, India , Venezula, Hungary, Poland.....and others.... They nearly all anted photos in front of the Queen/flag with the Deputy Mayor! I will illustrate this further as the year progresses as there is usually one ceremony a week!