The scroll is part of the costume and no matter how much you try to decorate a clipboard, it simply will not have the same impact.
However a scroll seems to be the only thing on planet earth that you cannot buy on t’internet. So, it llooks like I will have to make myself one.
I bought a broom handle and four pine door handles. The plan is to carve a tudor rose into each of these.
The cloth backing will need the name of the borough and crest. I can get this embroidered onto a piece of black felt or velvet for £20 by a shop in Eton or I can cheekily ask if anyone would like to do it by hand?