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2 Nov 2021

How to get involved in Somerset’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum…...

14 Oct 2021

St Cuthbert’s School pupils plant a tree for the jubilee

Children at a junior school in Wells planted a very special tree as part of a…...

24 Sep 2021

Second set of Somerset Medal winners receive their awards

Dedicated groups, teams, and other volunteers were among the second round of recipients awarded a Somerset…...

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HRH The Princess Royal Visits University Centre Weston and the Winter Gardens


22 October, 2021

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Weston-super-Mare today (22 October) to formally open the refurbishment of the iconic Winter Gardens and the brand-new University Centre Weston (UCW) facilities which also houses the Law and Professional Services Academy.  

HRH The Princess Royal Visits Foodworks SW, Weston-Super-Mare


22 October, 2021

During the visit the Royal Party received an overview of The Food WorksSW Centre from North Somerset Council and was introduced to key members of The Food and Drink Forum, the operator employed to run the centre on behalf of…

Lord Lieutenants presents Cadets with their Badges at an investiture ceremony.


7 October, 2021

On Tuesday 5 October the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Annie Maw, presented the 2021/2022 Lord Lieutenants Cadets with their Badges at an investiture ceremony. The presentation took place at Dillington House, near Ilminster in front of the Cadets families, friends and…

Visit of TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex to the Royal Bath Showground


17 May, 2021

Visit of TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex to the Royal Bath Showground 17 May 2021

Somerset couple celebrate 80th Wedding Anniversary


1 June, 2020

Eric and Nancy (Annie) Kingston are Somerset born and bred. Nancy was born in Westhay and Eric in Panborough. They were married on 1 June 1940 and moved to Blackford where they have lived ever since. Below is a copy…

2019 Archive


31 December, 2019

Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw receivers her honorary degree from Bath University. 6 Feb 19. Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw at the opening of The Rose Drama Centre opens at King Edward’s School, Bath. 11 Feb 19. Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw was…

2018 Archive


31 December, 2018

Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw and, Dorset Lord Lieutenant, Angus Campbell at the AW169 Pegasus Naming Ceremony for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance at Leonardo Helicopters, Yeovil. 11 Jan 18 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw with Conquest Centre volunteers and then with…

2017 Archive


31 December, 2017

Lord- Lieutenant Annie Maw visits Weston-super-Mare 6 Feb 17 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw officially opens the Brean Down Way 7 Jul 17 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw presents Watchet Live CIC with their QAVS at Watchet 27 Sep 17 Lord Lieutenant,…

2016 Archive


31 December, 2016

Lord Lieutenant Mrs Annie Maw visits Shepton Mallet Hospital 21 Mar 16 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw opens a new Ward at Yeovil Hospital Mar 16 Lord Lieutenant Anne Maw visits Countess Gytha Primary School Apr 16 Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw…

2015 Archive


31 December, 2015

Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw officially unveils a new landmark in Minehead – the town’s jubilee clock tower. This was Mrs Maw’s first official engagement as she carried out the ceremony; fittingly the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation. She is pictured…