HUNDREDS of fervent supporters packed into the Hut last night as Acting Father Stuart Hunter was officially appointed Acting Senior Magistrate for 2013. The delight was etched all over the hugely popular principal’s face as Provost Stuart Marshall carried out the time-honoured ceremony of pinning the badge on to the latest incumbent.
Also on top of the world was Cornet Chris Ritson, whose entrance to the most hallowed of buildings was followed by thunderous applause. He, too, has proven to be a superb choice as the town’s man-of-the-moment, and as the Common-Riding favourites reverberated around St Leondards, it was clear that the countdown to the Big Weekend had just stepped up a notch or two.
Full Hut report and more pictures in Thursday’s paper.
Photographs by Rob Gray.