Gallery: Wisbech played host to colourful and traditional Rising of the Court ceremony
WISBECH played host to a colourful and traditional ceremony on Friday with the Rising of the Court. For hundreds of years an annual procession has made its way from the court house to a local hostelry for lunch. However, this year there was a break in tra
WISBECH played host to a colourful and traditional ceremony on Friday with the Rising of the Court.
For hundreds of years an annual procession has made its way from the court house to a local hostelry for lunch.
However, this year there was a break in tradition when the procession led by deputy town beadle Wally Hutchinson, braved the elements to enjoy lunch at the Boathouse Business Centre.
The lunch was hosted by the High Sheriff Lady de Ramsay for judges and other dignitaries.
Traditionally the lunch has been held at the town's Rose and Crown Hotel after replacing a feast which was once held in the Market Place. In ancient times the king's Court would ride into the town twice a year with judges, barristers and soldiers to administer justice which was often swift and brutal.
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