Notts: County Council registrations service celebrates 85th anniversary

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Notts County Council’s registration service is celebrating its 85th anniversary as the authority marks its 125th year and gone are the days when the service just registered births, deaths and marriages.

The service now offers ceremonies for baby naming, citizenship, same sex marriages and civil partnerships, and civil funerals.

The General Register Office was set up in 1837 with the registration of births and deaths made compulsory in 1874.

Coun Glynn Gilfoyle, chairman of the council’s community safety committee, said: “We are very much the service for life’s big events – births, marriages and deaths –and we look forward to the next 85 years serving local residents with their registration needs and much more.”