Somerset dignitaries visit Weston Museum

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 June 2018

Annie Maws, Lord Lieutenant, Denis Burn, High Sheriff, Cllr John Crockford-Hawley, mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and mayoress Margaret Lyall.

Annie Maws, Lord Lieutenant, Denis Burn, High Sheriff, Cllr John Crockford-Hawley, mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and mayoress Margaret Lyall.

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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.”

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