Pupils at St James Senior Girls’ School (www.stjamesgirls.co.uk) were delighted to welcome the Mayoress of Hammersmith & Fulham, Rosemary Pettit, to their morning assembly on Monday 29th January.
Mrs Pettit spoke to the girls about her duties as Mayoress as well as those of the Mayor. She also explained the meaning of the different elements of the coat of arms of Hammersmith & Fulham. For example, the main motif of the two gold hammers is an indication of the borough’s name and the blue and white wavy bars on the shield represent the River Thames.
Mrs Pettit was appointed by the Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, Cllr Michael Cartwright, to her post in May 2017 for the duration of one year. She was already well known in the borough for her work with the Hammersmith Society which campaigns on environmental issues, as well as other voluntary service in Hammersmith & Fulham.
After her talk, she was asked many questions by pupils so the audience also discovered that she had never met the queen (although she would love to); had enjoyed every single function to which she had been invited and this was the first occasion she had attended without the mayor when she had been given permission to wear her ceremonial chain!