Long-serving Lyme Regis macebearer honoured

PUBLISHED: 07:03 01 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:21 04 October 2017

Lyme Regis mayor, Cllr Michaela Ellis (left) presents macebearer Colin Barker with a plaque to honour his long service, and wife Shirley for supporting him. Picture: Contributed

Lyme Regis mayor, Cllr Michaela Ellis (left) presents macebearer Colin Barker with a plaque to honour his long service, and wife Shirley for supporting him. Picture: Contributed

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Colin Barker receives a plaque from the Mayor in a suprise presentation

Former Lyme Regis macebearer Colin Barker has been honoured for his service to the town.

In a surprise presentation at the recent town council meeting, Mayor Michaela Ellis presented him with an engraved plaque bearing the town’s coat of arms, as well as a bunch of flowers for his wife Shirley, for supporting her husband in his civic role.

Mr Barker has served as one of the town’s two macebearers for more than 25 years.

Cllr Ellis said: “Thank you so much for everything you have done for the town council in your role as macebearer. Thank you for over 25 years of service.”

In a purely ceremonial role, the macebearers accompany the mayor on civic duties carrying identical George II silver maces.

Alongside existing macebearer Derek Hallett, who is also a town councillor, Mr Barker has now been replaced by Jon Hunt, who is also standard bearer for the Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion.

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