Historic artefacts belonging to Weston baron viewed by relative
PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:01 30 May 2018
The granddaughter of one of Weston-super-Mare’s most famous historical figures visited the town to see his Garter banner and bust.
The Rt Hon Earl Alexander of Hillsborough was born in George Street in 1885, which is signified with a blue plaque.
He worked for Somerset County Council before going on to enter Parliament, where he became Winston Churchill’s First Lord of the Admiralty in the wartime coalition Government.
He entered the House of Lords, where he became Earl Alexander of Hillsborough and baron of Weston.
He was awarded the freedom of Weston and was buried at the cemetery in Milton Road.
A bust and his Garter banner, given to people chosen for the UK’s highest orders of chivalry, are on display at Weston Town Hall.
His granddaughter Jenny Hunt and her husband Barry visited the Town Hall to see the items, and spoke with Weston councillor and historian John Crockford-Hawley.