New High Sheriff for Wiltshire and Swindon 2022-23

Wiltshire's new High Sheriff was sworn in on Friday, 25 March 2022 in a ceremony which dates back to Saxon times.

Published 28 March 2022
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Wiltshire's new High Sheriff was sworn in on Friday, 25 March 2022 in a ceremony which dates back to Saxon times.

For the first time in two years an actual, rather than online, ceremony was held. The Marchioness of Lansdowne made her Declaration and acceptance at Bowood House Chapel, Calne taking over from Sir Charles Hobhouse Bt. Over 80 guests attended the ceremony, which included wonderful singing by the St Mary's Calne Concert Artists.   

Lady Lansdowne, who is honoured and delighted to become High Sheriff of Wiltshire for the forthcoming year, was brought up in a large family in Kent. On her marriage she became the chatelaine of Bowood House and has been working alongside her husband for the past 35 years, developing the estate and the various leisure businesses that help to maintain the historic house. She still runs her own interior design business and is a keen amateur artist.

The theme for this Shrieval year is 'Home' which encompasses many different aspects of the importance of a secure home for everyone.

Lady Lansdowne said: Sadly a happy home is not a reality for so many families and individuals in Wiltshire and I hope to be able to support and encourage all the wonderful organisations that help turn lives around and make that basic human right achievable.

Lady Lansdowne also continues to support many charities across Wiltshire, including the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, Springboard Chippenham, Wiltshire Sight, and Alzheimer's Support.    

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Published 28 March 2022