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Skipton Mayor John Kerwin-Davey shares his duties with Mayor Bear
8:00am Sunday 25th August 2013 in News
Skipton Mayor John Kerwin-Davey has a new rival to his civic dignity.
Mayor Bear is to join him in the council chamber at Skipton Town Hall, but behind a glass cabinet and not on the mayoral throne.
The pair met on the steps of the town hall when Mayor Bear, a creation of Issy Shaw, who runs a bears’ hospital in Hand Picked Hall in Skipton, delivered him in all his carbon copy regalia – red coat, mayoral chain and Yorkshire white rose on his lapel.
“I was asked to make him by Anthony Blackburn who runs Hand Picked Hall to commemorate Yorkshire Day,” said Issy.
And once the staff at the town hall met him, they were smitten and it was agreed he could be donated.
The first of Mayor Bear’s civic obligations is likely to be a trip to Skipton’s twin town in France.
So he’s got his own passport, photograph and identification details, she revealed.