Former town mayor celebrated at service

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 March 2018

Axbridge Civic Awards were presented to Jamie Harris, Barry Hamblin and Katherine Sousa.

Axbridge Civic Awards were presented to Jamie Harris, Barry Hamblin and Katherine Sousa.


A former mayor was celebrated at an annual civic service.

People in Axbridge gathered at St John the Baptist Church to celebrate their community during the special service.

Former mayor Barry Hamblin was presented with this year’s civic award for his ‘outstanding contribution to the community’, especially for his time and effort to establish and manage the Axbridge and Cheddar Valley Sea Cadets and for his role in the Axbridge Community Theatre and Chamber of Commerce.

The new Young Person’s Awards were also presented to Jamie Harris and Katherine Sousa during the ceremony for their sailing achievements and service to the sea cadets retrospectively.

Guests enjoyed music from the brass ensemble of the Cheddar Valley Music Club, who performed Hallelujah Drive and Steppin’ Out.

Reverend Tim Hawkings led the service which saw visiting mayors, councillors and Wells MP James Heappey attend.

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