What did you say?
WEYMOUTH and Portland’s annual Mayor Making ceremony at Weymouth Pavilion unfortunately included several farcical moments thanks to a shaky sound system.
All too often people spoke and part or all of what they were saying was completely inaudible to hundreds of watching guests.
The new Mayor Margaret Leicester told me she often couldn’t hear what councillors in front of her were saying while one councillor told me that not be able to hear what some of their colleagues were saying was actually a plus!
One comment everyone heard came from Mrs Leicester who detailed a school visit made while she was Deputy Mayor.
Apparently one precocious pupil was so taken with her gold chain of office that he asked her: “Can I have a look at your bling misses?
Make way for the King of Weymouth
CHILDREN are a constant source of joy and humour no matter where you are as outgoing Weymouth and Portland Mayor Graham Winter recently found out.
He had donned his spectacular gold chain to carry out official mayoral duties during a visit to Weymouth’s twin town of Holzwickede in Germany.
His hosts were suitably diligent in making sure he was able to visit plenty of places, one of which turned out to be a primary school.
All the youngsters there were left in awe when they met this imposing stranger covered in gold and they were a bit tongue tied to start out with.
Then one of the braver boys spoke out and shouted to his friends: “Look! The King of Weymouth!”
Mr Winter said later: “It was amazing. That’s the first time I’ve been mistaken for royalty!”