Lorna Challand become Winchelsea’s 88th Town Clerk at a ceremony held on 3rd November 2018, taking over from Angela Hill

The Mayor of Winchelsea, John Rodley, with outgoing Town Clerk, Angela Hill (left) and her successor, Lorna Challand

A special Hundred was convened at St Thomas’ Church on 3rd November 2018 to mark the handover of duties from the outgoing Town Clerk, Angela Hill, to her successor, Lorna Challand.  The session was presided over by the Mayor, John Rodley, in the presence of the Freemen of the town, family members, friends and Winchelsea residents.  Such events are normally held in the Court Hall but this one was held in the church so that everyone who wanted to could attend, and lots of people did.

Donald Cameron Clark gave an outline of the history of the office of Town Clerk. Angela took up the post at Easter 2014 and former Mayor, John Spencer, thanked her for her service to the Corporation.  Angela in turn addressed the meeting before swearing in Lorna Challand as her successor.  David Merrifield welcomed Lorna on behalf of the Corporation and Lorna spoke of her pleasure at being asked to take on the role.  The Hundred was brought to a close and drinks and refreshments followed.