Town Mayor's Chain

The Town Council has a Badge of Office and Chain which the Town Mayor wears on official occasions. The Badge shows the town's crest comprising a shield divided into four quarters containing the red rose of Hampshire, a stock of wheat and two oast houses signifying Alton's close agricultural associations and a crossed sword and battle axe recalling a part of Alton's history in the clash of arms in the neighbourhood of the parish church in 1643 at the time of the Civil War. The chain has past Town Mayors' names engraved on each link.
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