MBE Statement via Twitter

PRESS INFORMATION:  Photo credit Sharron Wallace. From left to right: Murray Craig, Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court; Dr Peter Kane, Chamberlain of London; Kerry Michael;(Alderman) Vincent Keaveny; Ernest Brocklehurst, Beadle to the Chamberlain’s Court.

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  • The medieval term 'freeman' meant someone who enjoyed privileges such as the right to earn money and own land. Town dwellers who were protected by the charter of their town or city were often free – hence the term 'freedom' of the City. From the Middle Ages and the Victorian era, the Freedom was the right to trade, enabling members of a Guild or Livery to carry out their trade or craft in the Square Mile. 


  • Kerry Kyriacos Michael is a second-generation Greek Cypriot, the son of economic migrants. He was born in south London near the Old Kent Road and lived on the Heygate Estate until 11 years old, when the family moved to Palmers Green in North London. Greek is his mother tongue.