New order from Betty Boothroyd on auction items – according to Yorkshire Post

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A jacket and shoes worn by Baroness Betty Boothroyd when she was Madam President could sell for over £ 2,000 at auction.

Born in the midst of the Great Depression, she still epitomizes the “do and fix” prudence of the wartime generation who came to appreciate the finer things in life because they couldn’t be taken for granted.

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As such, it is quite typical for Baroness Boothroyd that she sells the famous black jacket and shoes that she wore in the House of Commons as Speaker so that she can purchase a new garage door. after choosing to reduce the size.

A jacket and shoes worn by Baroness Betty Boothroyd when she was Madam President could sell for over £ 2,000 at auction.

And these are historical elements – there was no pattern or dress code, when one of Yorkshire’s top civil servants became president in 1992 and chose to play the role in his own way without being held hostage. by tradition, or what the ‘men in costume’ in Parliament expected of her. May she long set an example – and action – with her new order.

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A jacket and shoes worn by Baroness Betty Boothroyd when she was Madam President could sell for over £ 2,000 at auction.


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