Somerset dignitaries visit Weston Museum
PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 June 2018
The Queen's Somerset representative has paid a visit to Weston Museum.
Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw, enjoyed an informal three-hour visit along with the county’s High Sheriff, Denis Burn.
They wanted to see how the museum has become a visitor destination since its £1.8million refurbishment.
The Lord Lieutenant expressed an interest in how the museum relates to Weston’s communities.
Weston town councillor John Crockford-Hawley, who is chairman of the museum and heritage committee, said: “Regardless of modern local government boundaries Weston remains part of historic Somerset and the museum helps us keep in touch with our communal roots.
“There’s been a Lord Lieutenant since 1552 but the office of High Sheriff goes back to Saxon days which makes Weston’s 81-year old mayoralty something of a ceremonial infant.”