Being Mayor of Chorley is a prestigious role. Here you can find out what the Mayor does and how the borough's first citizen is chosen.
Mayor's robe and chains
The Mayoral robe and chains are always associated with the towns first citizen, but most people do not know the origins of the formal attire.
The list of former Mayors goes back to the 19th century. You can read the roll of honour to find out who was Mayor when you were born.
The mace was originally a weapon of war and is without doubt the most primitive of all weapons produced by man. Today's mace is a highly ornamental descendant. It is no longer seen as a weapon but a symbol of authority. Chorley has 2 maces.