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Lord Mayor

With the confirmation that our Borough Councillor Hugo Deynem is now the Deputy Lord Mayor you may be interested to learn that Tarvin has provided a number of Mayors both in the past and more recently.

Little is known of the first two recipients of this honour, 'one Robert 'de Tervin was Mayor for two years in 1288 and 1289, and a Robert Tervin took office in 1365

However the oldest surviving memorial in St Andrew's Church commemorates Henry Hardware, who died in 1585 and was twice Mayor of Chester

The plaque bears the old arms of Chester,and the following verse:-

"Henry Hardware here interred is that
Alderman was of late
In the City of Chester where he was a
most grave Magistrate
Within the Citye the sworde before him
twice was borne
He ruled with prudente policye as Citizens grave
can well informe
And so deceased to the V of March 1584"
A hole in the tablet originally contained a musket ball from the Civil war

More recently David Cotgreave was Mayor in 1982, and Eric Plenderleath was Lord Mayor in 1999.

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