DescriptionThe style of the gown is copied from a standard design for all Mayors. It is of a lined red woollen fabric, trimmed with a black velvet ribbon along the bottom edge and the front and cuffs are trimmed with fur. Mayors wear a gold cockade on a black hat, a bicorn for men and a tricorn for women, white gloves and at the neck a white lace jabot or frill.
The current robe was presented to the council in 1983 because the original had become too threadbare.
“Mayoral Robes,” Wokingham's Virtual Museum, accessed December 8, 2019, https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum/document/WTH0104.