Wickle’s new mayor was inaugurated yesterday at the town hall. Local butcher Len Beggs was the first man to solve the riddle of the sphinx since the death of the previous mayor, Harry Ottly, in 1976 and was named as Mayor-in-waiting last week.
A hastily arranged ceremony took place on the steps of Wickle Town Hall last night where Mr Beggs was presented with his Chain of Office before making the following statement to the gathered crowd: ‘Citizens of Wickle, gaze upon my awesome majesty and despair, for tomorrow will usher in an age of righteous tyranny the likes of which has never been seen. And my enemies will bow down at knee or be destroyed!’ Council officials then informed Mayor Beggs that his role will be purely of a ceremonial nature. Afterwards, he was given a tour of the Mayoral chambers and shown his limousine.