NEWLY elected Rye Mayor Bernardine Fiddimore had perfect weather for her Mayor Making ceremony on Monday.
Sunshine brought out one of the biggest crowds for years as dozens of children gathered in Market Street to catch hot pennies thrown by the new Mayor from an upper window of the Town Hall.
Cllr Fiddimore became Mayor after a short ceremony at the Town Hall, before parading, in full regalia to St Mary’s Church for a service of celebration.
Taking part were dignitaries and Mayors from other Cinque Ports towns, including Winchelsea. She takes over the role from Cllr Shaun Rogers.
Cllr Jonthan Breeds was appointed Deputy Mayor.
Cllr Fiddimore, who has been chairman of the council’s planning committee, is expected to serve as Mayor for the traditional two year term.
Kevin Barry and David Paine were appointed as Macer Bearers.