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26th July, 2019

Mrs Maw took over the annual presidency from joint incumbents The Earl & Countess Bathurst at a meeting of the Society Council at the Bath & West Showground on Thursday 25 July 2019.

Handing over the badge of office, The Earl & Countess said, “We have had an extraordinary year as Joint Presidents of the Royal Bath and West.

“The variation of events The Society offers to the world of Agriculture, as well as the wider community, is deeply impressive and we have both felt hugely privileged to have been a part of it all.

“From The Dairy Show and the Field to Food events, to the main Royal Bath and West Show, we have savoured every moment, and of course our presentation to Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of the Society was a day neither of us will forget.

“We are both incredibly grateful to all the members of the Society for making our year so incredibly special.”

Mrs Maw joins an esteemed line of Society Presidents stretching back to 1852 which in recent times has included; Michael Eavis, Lord & Lady Fellowes, HRH The Countess of Wessex, Lord King of Bridgwater and the Bishop of Bath & Wells.

Looking forward to her year in office, Mrs Maw said “I am delighted to be taking over as President of the Royal Bath and West of England Society.

“The last year has been busy and exciting while the Earl and Countess Bathurst have been serving as joint Presidents and theirs will be a hard act to follow!  However, there is much to look forward to, over the coming year, and I am very honoured to have been given this role by an organisation for which I have so much affection and respect.”

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