Somerset Day will be celebrated with King Alfred theme on May
date for a day to celebrate all that is great about the county
of Somerset has been chosen.
Day will take place on 11th May, in honour of King Alfred the
Great, after residents in the Burnham area joined a public vote
to choose the theme.
Alfred won 51 per cent of the vote, said the organisers from Passion
result has been welcomed by King
Alfred School in Highbridge, who had led the local Somerset Day
campaign in the Burnham-On-Sea area to attract votes.
are delighted that our school's namesake has been chosen and that
the people of Somerset will celebrate the day on May 11th with
a King Alfred theme," said a spokesman.
were three days in the running, each with a special link to the
county. The other dates were 19th May in honour of St Dunstan,
and 6th July to mark the Battle of Sedgemoor. Sedgemoor came second
with 47% of the votes, while St Dunstan came third with 2%.