The City holds four sets of (scarlet, trimmed with murrey velvet) Mayoral Robes, the earliest dating back to 1892. The robes are always worn with the Badge of Office and Chain. For less formal occasions the Badge of Office is worn on a blue ribbon, reducing the weight of the office considerably.
The badge is the actual symbol of office and was given to the City in 1876. The chain which supports it is one of the most splendid you will see anywhere; it is of solid gold and it contains 24 medallions showing aspects of the City and the County, such as apples, hops, the Hereford Bull, Wye salmon, and the military insignia from our local regiments, the most recent representing the 22nd Special Air Service Regiment.