Annual General Meeting and Conference Weekend
36th Annual Conference, Chester.
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd October 2021
Chester was delighted to be hosting the 2021 NACTSEW AGM and Conference Weekend during their 900th anniversary year of their Shrievalty.
The City hosted a generous welcome reception on the Friday evening in the Town Hall. Heralded by the Town Crier, David Mitchell a drinks reception was followed by entertainment and a much appreciated hot supper.
Huge thanks are given to the City of Chester's Sheriffs' Association and the many people and groups of the City who made the weekend such a welcoming and warm success.
Special thanks go to the City of Chester Sheriff's Events Committee:
The 'Ins and Outs' of the AGM
Sporting a black eye from a fall (or was he pushed!) Honorary President Andrew Gravells thanks outgoing Chair John Ebo (Chester) for his work and contribution to the Association.
David Brown (Gloucester) is nominated and elected as new Chair of National Association of City and Town Sheriffs of England and Wales and addresses the meeting,
Members were somewhat saddened to hear of Andy Swinburne's 'stepping down' as Treasurer and many would like to thank him for his hard work and contribution to the Association in that role.
The afternoon was spent at leisure to enjoy the historic City or join one of several group activities:
1) City bus tour (with short boat trip on the River Dee if available)
2) Guided tour of Chester Cathedral
3) City walking tour with Blue Badge Guide
4) A Talk on the Regalia of Chester City in the Town Hall
Chester's Sergeant-at-Mace provides Members with an informative talk on the City's Regalia.
A fabulous evening of delicious food and great company was enjoyed at the sumptous Chester Grosvenor Hotel. Mr Matt Baker BEM (Composer, Musical Director, Performer and so much more) provided the most entertaining after dinner 'speech' that included a song he composed especially for the event.
Chester's Shrievalty's 900th Anniversary was marked by a stunning celebratory cake
The concluding Sunday Service was held in Chester's magnificent Cathedral followed by photographs.
Members were generously sent away with a final 'bacon butty' brunch in the Cathedral refectory with a few concluding remarks from the Chair, David Brown, before wending their ways home.