Ashdown recounts his links with Burnham-On-Sea during visit
Paddy Ashdown and his wife recounted their links to Burnham-On-Sea
during a visit to a social function in Highbridge on Thursday
evening (November 10th).
Ashdown and his wife Jane joined MP Tessa Munt and more than 140
guests at the Wells Lib Dems dinner in King Alfred School's hall.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Paddy said: "I actually know Burnham
very well, having got married in St Andrew's Church on the town's
seafront back in 1962. It's a special place for us."
wife, Jane, added: "Yes, Burnham has a special place in our
hearts. I was born in The Grove and my grandfather worked at Lloyd's
Bank in the town for many years. We later lived in Golf Links
Road for several years."
added: "It's our first visit back to the town for a while
and it's been great to hear some of the old names and stories."
Ashdown was MP for Yeovil from 1983 to 2001, and leader of the
Liberal Democrats from 1988 until 1999. He was the international
High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2002 until
Munt said: "It was wonderful to have Paddy and his wife attend
this evening - they had a super time. I thank everyone who supported
Paddy and Jane Ashdown in Highbridge on Thursday evening and,
above, with MP Tessa Munt and local party members Helen Groves,
Joe Leach and Phil Harvey