Mayoral insignia

Description of the Mace of the Borough of Stretford

The Mace is of silver gilt, four feet three inches in length and weighing one hundred and sixty-four ounces, and is designed in the style of the Georgian period.

The Head of the Mace, which is surmounted by the Royal Crown with the Royal Arms on the cap, is divided into four panels by ornamental scroll work in relief. The front panel bears the Arms of the Borough in enamel, the back panel a view of the Town Hall in repousse. The other two panels are representative of the chief industries of the district, namely, shipping, commerce and electrical engineering.

The shaft has four brackets under the head and is divided by ornate bosses into one long and two short sections, the top portion carries a knob decorated in low relief with the Lancashire rose; the large spherical foot is ornamented with rose decoration.