The Lord Mayor’s show

Here’s a photograph from the November 21 1927 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of the Lord Mayor of London’s annual official visit to the King.

Sir Charles Batho (1872-1938) didn’t get to do this all that often, as he was Lord Mayor of London only from 1927 to 1928. At other times, he worked for an export merchant company. He doesn’t seem to have done much else that was remarkable.

His Wikipedia page displays his coat of arms; its crest is a “dragon sejant Or gorged with a mural crown Gules and holding in the dexter claw a sword as in the arms”, and its escutcheon is “Gules on a fess Argent two castles of the first over all a sword in pale point upwards Proper”. So now you know.

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