The Mayor of Bath

Long Service Award

Medal for 50 Years of Service

The Mayor's Long Service Medal was inaugurated by the late Alderman Thomas Sturge Cotterell MBE JP during his Mayoral Year in 1930 for presentation to employees completing 50 years of continuous service (apart from War service) with the same Bath firm.   To date, over 820 medals have been presented.

Badge for 40 Years of Service

In 2004 the Charter Trustees amended the original scheme so employees completing 40 years continuous service with the same Bath firm could receive recognition.  A Badge and certificate are presented in this instance.


Information for Employers

Employers should write to the Mayor's Office, giving details of the employee(s) service for consideration for the above.  If they qualify, the Mayor will make the presentation in the Mayor's Parlour and representatives from the firm and also the recipient's family will be invited to this special occasion.

Information required:

  • Full name of employee
  • Actual starting date of employment
  • Confirmation that the service has been continuous in Bath, name of firm
  • Date of completion of 40/50 years service
  • Brief details of position(s) held at firm
  • Details of retirement date (or whether service is continuing)
  • Home address (for congratulatory letter and invitation to Presentation Ceremony)

Further Reading

Saxon Bath

It was almost 200 years before the Saxons gained full control of the south of England after the withdrawal of the Romans. In 577, there was a great battle to the north of Bath at Dyrham. The Saxons triumphed, killing three local kings and taking the three

Renaissance Bath

The visit of Bishop Oliver King from Wells in 1499 began a transformation of the Bath Priory. The monastic establishment was judged to be morally lax and the medieval church was decaying rapidly.

Patronage, Honorary Presidencies and Memberships of the Mayor of Bath

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish