Civic Events

Come and experience an ancient tradition unique to High Wycombe! The annual weighing-in ceremony is well known in Wycombe as residents see if councillors and dignitaries have been “overindulging” during their time in office. The Mayor and Charter Trustees together with Honorary Burgesses and Officers are weighed in and out of office! Join them on Frogmoor and boo or cheer as their increase or reduction in weight is called out by the Town Crier. The audience are encouraged to “boo” for dignitaries who have gained weight over the past year and cheer for those who have managed keep it off.

Civic Procession leaves the Mayor’s Parlour at 10.30 followed by the parade and the salute is taken in the High Street. The laying of wreaths takes place at the War Memorial followed by the ceremony in All Saints’ Parish Church