The Freedom of the Borough is the highest award that we can give and is an honour bestowed on very few people.
The Freedom of the Borough recognises eminent services of local people to their Borough. The award dates back to the middle ages when Freemen had commercial privileges and a route into a position of power in a town or city.
The award of Freedom of the Borough does not convey with it any legal rights or responsibilities.
The following people have been awarded the Freedom of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames:
The Poppy Factory
Gillian Collins Norton DL
|2014||Sir D Attenborough OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS, FSA
Sam Walters MBE
|2007||The Royal Military School of Music|
|2004||L.B.N Dallaglio MBE
J.P.R Worsley MBE
MR. H.M Lane
The Freedom of Entry is associated with the Freedom of the Borough. The Council may award this to service units which have given conspicuous service and which are closely associated with the Borough.
The Freedom of Entry grants the service unit the right, privilege and honour of marching through the streets of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on ceremonial occasions with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying.
Updated: 7 January 2019