Last year, Sarah White senior house steward at Mansion House became the city's first ever female sword bearer, and has now taken on the role of York’s first female mace bearer for the armistice centenary parade. She was joined by fellow House Steward, Georgina Pike, who took over as sword bearer at the remembrance parade from the Minster. This marked the first time in nearly 600 years that two women carried both notable emblems in the history of York.