Photography student Ben Watts and staff were invited to attend the Lamprey Pie’s official presentation to Gloucestershire’s Lord-lieutenant ahead of the King’s coronation. This tradition dates to the year 1200 when the city would present a pie to the king each year and was once fined for not doing so, but in 1836 this stopped, and the city would only send a pie on special occasions. Because Lampreys are an endangered species this year, the pie contained pork and apple.
The King decided this year to follow in the late Queens footsteps and present the pie to Gloucester Feed the Hungry so that it can be shared across the city with those needing food support. It was also announced that the charity’s founder Hash Norat was also nominated as a Coronation Champion.