Mayor of Skipton lost his chain of office at Yorkshire Day celebration in Halifax

The Mayor of Skipton lost part of his chain of office at the Yorkshire Day celebrations in Halifax.

The Mayor of Skipton lost part of his chain of office at the Yorkshire Day celebrations in Halifax.

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The Mayor of Skipton Martin Emmerson has appealed for help after part of his chain of office was lost during Halifax’s Yorkshire Day celebrations.

Part of the ceremonial chains – a blue and gold pendant which hangs from the bottom – had become detached from the remainder of the chains and has, presumably, fallen to the ground on Monday August 1 at The Shay.

You Tube footage from earlier in the day shows that the pendant was still in place during the parade through the centre of Halifax, which preceded the reception.

Chief officer of Skipton Town Council, Dave Parker, said: “The football club, Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Police have been extremely helpful in assisting us with a search for the missing pendant, but so far it has not been found.

“The pendant has obvious historic significance and we would be very grateful if everyone in Halifax could keep an eye out for it – especially around the town centre and The Shay.

“The Mayor is distraught at its loss and, clearly, whilst the chains are insured, it is very difficult to replace something of an historic nature like this.”

The pendant is circular and around four inches high.

It incorporates the words: “Skipton Urban District Council” around the edge.

Anyone with any information on the pendant is asked to contact Wendy Allsopp at Skipton Town Council on 01756 700553 or West Yorkshire Police by dialling 101.

A reward may be offered if the pendant is found.