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Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Date: April 7, 2021 16:24

Three cheers for Ronnie!


My Lord Mayor, Lord Chamberlain, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am humbled and honoured to receive the Freedom of the City of London.

As a child, I saw the city from the canals and over the years I’ve seen it from many different perspectives.

Despite my career in music and art taking me all over the world, I am never happier than when coming home to this great city where I was born.

It is a lovely surprise to be recognised with this award and it has made me, Sally, and my twin girls Alice and Gracie very proud.

I very much hope to come and meet you in person at the Guildhall when circumstances allow.

R x

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: ChrisL ()
Date: April 7, 2021 17:16

Congrats Ronnie!

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: April 7, 2021 18:57

His handwritten notes:








via: [twitter.com]

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: April 7, 2021 19:24

Super awesome and congrats !

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: April 7, 2021 19:38

Congratulations to Ronnie. thumbs up

Lots of interesting people have received this recognition - including Henry "The Fonz" Winkler! > Happy Days

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: Beast ()
Date: April 7, 2021 19:58

Go, Ronnie!!

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: April 7, 2021 21:30

Good on yer Ronnie.

A London boy through and through. thumbs up

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: peoplewitheyes ()
Date: April 7, 2021 22:11

Freedom in lockdown

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Date: April 8, 2021 00:19

I look forward to seeing Ronnie driving sheep across London Bridge......as is his right as a freeman of the City!

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: April 8, 2021 00:20

Congrats to Ronnie!! smileys with beer

The thing I noticed most when staying in Twickenham in '18 for the Stones gig, was how much Ronnie, along with his two brothers were a presence in the area.

From posters of Pub nights honoring his late brother, to people telling me their personal stories about them.
It was a bit surprising to me and informative as I wasn't familiar with his brothers or the "Artwoods" band. Was very cool.

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: April 8, 2021 03:28

That and a couple pounds will buy you a cup of tea.


jb

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: April 8, 2021 09:06

Without, admittedly, researching, am I right in thinking Ronnie’s been granted the key to the City itself and not to London as a whole? If the former, his freedom only stretches a mile!

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: SKILLS ()
Date: April 8, 2021 09:11

Now when U2 got the freedom of Dublin one of things it allowed them to do was graze sheep in the town square or something,

Let's hope Ronnie's able to do something appropriately silly, I'm sure Peter Cook would approve

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: April 8, 2021 09:36

Maybe Ronnie'll just paint the town .......



ROCKMAN

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: Georges ()
Date: April 8, 2021 12:54

CONGRATULATIONS! Ronnie! thumbs upthumbs up

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: waterrats ()
Date: April 9, 2021 10:27

Congrats from Waterrats to Ronnie! :-)

Very well done. Now Ronnie has some interesting rights bestowed on him

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Freedom of the City of London is often thought to bestow certain privileges on the recipient, but these honours are largely historical (the right to drive cattle over London Bridge) or apocryphal (the right to a silken rope if hanged, and the right to carry an unsheathed sword in public).

=> loudersound.com

That accolate stems from way back up to ca. 1237:

=> echolive.ie

Whew, Ronnie, drive your sheeps and cows right into London town, but please, skip the silken rope! grinning smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-04-09 10:27 by waterrats.

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: April 9, 2021 10:42

It's tokenistic nonsense. The ancient privileges and rights bestowed upon in him are for sheer novelty value: sheep across London Bridge, carrying a sword, etc. I'm not a fan of this tripe. Also, for the non-Brit's: he doesn't have the freedom of London; just the City of London; the square mile .

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Date: April 9, 2021 12:00

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Big Al
It's tokenistic nonsense. The ancient privileges and rights bestowed upon in him are for sheer novelty value: sheep across London Bridge, carrying a sword, etc. I'm not a fan of this tripe. Also, for the non-Brit's: he doesn't have the freedom of London; just the City of London; the square mile .

Didn't he play on a song that stated that "the bankers are @#$%&"? winking smiley

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: StonedAsiaExile ()
Date: April 11, 2021 05:31

Congrats, Ronnie!

Leah needled him on Instagram about not mentioning all of the family, only Sally and the girls.

Life goes on....

Re: Ronnie receives Freedom of the City of London
Posted by: stargroover ()
Date: April 11, 2021 09:40

Will he be selling copies of this letter at ridiculous prices?



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