On May 7th, 21 assorted Cordwainers and friends joined the Coronation celebrations at the Sheriff’s Coronation Ball in the Assembly Rooms.
York has a tradition of holding Balls to celebrate the coronation of the new monarch, and 2023 was no exception.
Guests were greeted by the York Guard, resplendent in their scarlet tunics with flags and halberds, and enjoyed a champagne reception before sitting down to a 3-course meal.
Speeches were kept to a minimum, but the new King was enthusiastically toasted and dancing followed.
The Sheriff had tried to replicate the Ball held in 1953, and it was certainly a night to remember.