Royal borough marks 400th anniversary of London's oldest maces

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Royal borough marks 400th anniversary of London's oldest maces

This week marks the 400th anniversary of the Kingston maces - the ceremonial items placed in front of the local mayor during council meetings. 

The two pieces of silverware were originally weapons, but have been used to connect the borough with the monarch since 1617.

To mark the anniversary, the current Kingston mace-bearer has been looking back at their history.

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