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High Sheriff visits Great Yarmouth’s Centre 81

Posted on February 2, 2018

Members at a charity-run centre enriching the lives of people with disabilities had afternoon tea with the High Sheriff of Norfolk.

James Bagge was a VIP visitor to Centre 81 in Great Yarmouth. He toured its Tar Works Road headquarters, where it runs skills and activities for 70 members with a range of disabilities.  He, and wife Victoria, met members and enjoyed tea and cakes with them.

Centre chief executive Diana Staines said: “We were delighted and honoured to host the High Sheriff. We invite the holder of the post most years to help spread the word about the work we do. The sheriff and his wife seemed very impressed with what they saw,” she added.

The post of High Sheriff dates back more than 1000 years to Saxon times. It began as a law enforcement role but today is largely ceremonial. Mr Bagge’s father Sir John and older brother Sir Jeremy are both former holders of the office.

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