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High Sheriff Court Dress (Part 1)

Posted on by Elliot Rowland

High Sheriff Court Dress (Part 1)

Not long now until we can open our Pimlico shop once again! This last lockdown has felt the longest, maybe due the dark mornings and early sunsets. However, we have been working tirelessly in our recently renovated workshop. One garment which has kept us busy has been a High Sheriffs Court dress.

_The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year. The origins of the Office date back to Saxon times, when the ‘Shire Reeve’ was responsible to the king for the maintenance of law and order within the shire, or county, and for the collection and return of taxes due to the Crown. Today, there are 55 High Sheriffs serving the counties of England and Wales each year.

Whilst the duties of the role have evolved over time, supporting the Crown and the judiciary remain central elements of the role today. In addition, High Sheriffs actively lend support and encouragement to crime prevention agencies, the emergency services and to the voluntary sector. In recent years High Sheriffs in many parts of England and Wales have been particularly active in encouraging crime reduction initiatives, especially amongst young people. Many High Sheriffs also assist Community Foundations and local charities working with vulnerable and other people both in endorsing and helping to raise the profile of their valuable work. The High Sheriffs´ Association adopted National Crimebeat in recent years in response to specific areas of need. High Sheriffs receive no remuneration and no part of the expense of a High Sheriff’s year falls on the public purse._

It’s an honor to have been asked to make this for a client and we will post photos of the finished garment in due course.