Bath’s historic Proclamation

There must have been a couple of hundred people gathered outside Bath Guildhall this afternoon to witness the reading of a very special public announcement – the Proclamation of King Charles the Third.

Part of the gathered crowd.

Councillors, officers, Honorary Aldermen and Women, clergy from several city churches, our MP, Wera Hobhouse, the new Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Mr Mohammed Saddiq, university vice chancellors and many other dignitaries also assembled on either side of the lectern – ready to hear the historic announcement.

Prayers were said by the Rector of Bath Abbey, the Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater

I’ve done my best to capture a flavour of what took place. The microphone wasn’t best placed!

A man with a smartphone attempting the near impossible, but l hope you will enjoy what follows.

Followed by my picture of the day. West of England Metro Mayor, Dan Norris being welcomed to our city by the Mayor of Bath, Cllr Rob Appleyard.