Local business owner, journalist and volunteer Sharon Pink has been admitted to the Freedom of the City of London at a ceremony in the Guildhall.
Following the death of her father, Maurice Djanogly OBE, in 2014, Sharon discovered that under the right of patrimony she was eligible to apply to join the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers, where her father had been a Liveryman several years ago. She applied to the livery company and was accepted and then became eligible to be admitted to the Freedom of the City.
The Ceremony was conducted by Murray Craig, Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court at the City of London. This is one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today – believed to have been first presented in 1237 and remaining a unique part of London’s history.
Sharon received her Freedom of the City certificate from Murray Craig. She also met Jean Lammiman, newly re-elected long-standing Ward Councillor for Hatch End and also a Freeman of the City. They are pictured with the Freedom Declaration and with the infamous sheep, signifying one of the supposed ancient rights of Freemen to drive their sheep across London Bridge. Even if this right really did persist, no-one knows if the sheep would be subject to the London congestion charge….
Sharon said “I am delighted to honour the memory of my father and follow in his footsteps with the Freedom of our favourite City.”