Winchester Rotary Business Lunch

On Tuesday 21 March Winchester Rotary hosted another networking lunch at the Wessex Hotel. Introduced by host Anthony Arkwright, President Deborah Macartney welcomed Lady Edwina Grosvenor, High Sheriff of Hampshire, also our after-lunch speaker, HH Judge Angela Morris, the Recorder of Winchester, plus a wide range of guests from local business, charities and the public sector. Guest, William Brook-Hart gave a two-minute overview of the work of The Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group, with an appeal for old smartphones which he was collecting for refugees trying to keep in touch with those they had left behind.

After a splendid lunch, we were treated to an informative and amusing talk by Lady Edwina Grosvenor, about the role of The High Sheriff and her experience of it during her year in office.

Expecting a relatively quiet, ceremonial year, matters changed dramatically with the death of the Queen and accession of the King, which necessitated much liaison between the High Sheriff, Lord Lieutenant, and the Recorder as the County’s senior representatives. And who knew that a female High Sheriff was not allowed to carry a sword, but is entitled to have a sword bearer walking a few paces ahead?

Click here for photos: Business Lunch photos

Anthony Arkwright

(The Editor of The Hampshire Chronicle, Kimberley Barber, was among the guests and her report can be seen here: Hampshire Chronicle report)

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