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Case Study: Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Woking

Capacity:
150
Room:
Wells Room
Layout:
Dinner Dance
Catering:
Three Course Sunday Lunch

On St George’s day, Sunday 23rd April, crowds gathered in Jubilee square in Woking to watch the impressive military parade to mark the Army Training Centre in Pirbright being awarded Honorary Freedom of the Borough. Residents lined the route of the parade and a marching band played while union jacks were waved to celebrate the special honour.

 

The Freedom of the Borough recognises exceptional contributions or distinctive service to the borough by an individual or group of individuals.

 

After the parade guests arrived here at H G Wells for a special lunch to celebrate. They gathered in our Griffin bar for a glass of bubbly before going into the Wells Room which looked splendid adorned with flags and flowers. The Mayor of Woking, Councillor Anne Murray, welcomed all before they tucked into a delicious lunch.

 

Following lunch the Mayor presented a vellum scroll to Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Richard Green, signifying The Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Woking for all Ranks of the Army Training Centre at Pirbright.

 

The day was a roaring success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the parade and lunch. Here at H G Wells we were particularly delighted to have been part of this special occasion knowing that the Honour of the Freedom of the Borough is not lightly bestowed making the achievement of the Army Training Centre ever greater and recognising that the services and soldiers of the Centre are held in great esteem.

Here at H G Wells we were particularly delighted to have been part of this special occasion knowing that the Honour of the Freedom of the Borough is not lightly bestowed making the achievement of the Army Training Centre ever greater and recognising that the services and soldiers of the Centre are held in great esteem.