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I congratulate Christine Brown on becoming an honorary alderman (Worthing Herald, January 1).

She follows in the footsteps of many distinguished men and women who have been proud to hold the title.

It is bestowed on former mayors when they retire from the council.

If she is saying she is an alderwoman, there is no such position – she was the mayor, not the mayoress, and the same applies to aldermen.

It is always the position, not the person.

Val Sutton

Honorary alderman

Mill House Gardens

Worthing

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