Sheriff's Ride, Breadmarket Street, Lichfield

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Date:1970 - 1979 (c.)

Description:The history of the Sherriff's Ride dates back to 1553 when Queen Mary granted Lichfield a charter that included the right to be a County and to have its own sheriff. The terms of the charter included an obligation to "perambulate the new County and City annually on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8th September".

The Sheriff's ride involves the Sheriff of Lichfield, and party, riding on horseback around the city on the nearest Saturday to 8th September.


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1870s
Engraving of St. Mary's Church and Market Square, Lichfield
Engraving of St. Mary's Church and Market Square, Lichfield

The present church of St. Mary's dates from the late 19th century, having replaced ...

1900s
Goats Head Tavern, Breadmarket Street, Lichfield
Goats Head Tavern, Breadmarket Street, Lichfield

The Goats Head Tavern closed in 1970 and was demolished. In 2003 the site was occupied ...

1920s
Civic Procession outside the Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield
Civic Procession outside the Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield

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