Yesterday saw one of the more unusual yet colourful civic occasions that we do so well in St Edmundsbury, the granting of the Freedom of the Borough to our former MP. Since 1885 there have been only 31 creations, which shows what a rare honour it is. Here are some pictures of the presentation and the magnificent dinner at the Athenaeum.
Below, Mrs F emerges into the sunshine
Below the Deputy Mayor shares a finer point of religion with The Dean at the reception