The Lord-Lieutenant and Lady De L’Isle held a reception at Penshurst Place for The High Sheriff, The Lord Mayor, Mayors and Chairmen of Local Authorities in Kent, who have recently assumed office for 2013, they were joined by their wives, escorts or partners too. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Link Deputy Lieutenants for each Local Authority and Clerk and their wives were on hand to help entertain all present.

Civic Reception, Penshurst Place

Guests at the Civic Reception held for the new incoming Mayors, in the Baron’s Hall, Penshurst Place.

Lord De L’Isle welcomed everyone and congratulated them on becoming the ‘first citizens’ in their communities and wished them well for a happy, memorable and productive year in office.

The Lord Lieutenant welcomed teh Chairman of Kent County CouncilMr Eric Hotson and his wife, Janet. Pictured from left to right are: The Lord Lieutenant, Councillor Eric Hotson, Mrs Janet Hotson and Viscountess De L'Isle

From left to right: The Lord-Lieutenant, Chairman of Kent County Council, Mr Eric Hotson, Mrs Janet Hotson and Viscountess De L’Isle

More images of guests in attendance are available in the 2013 Gallery section of this website.