High Sheriff visits Rye Museum

High Sheriff visits Rye Museum

Mr. Graham Peters DL, High Sheriff of East Sussex and his wife, toured the Rye Castle Museum recently with Chairman Jo Kirkham. She was pleased to show him all the improvements made and especially the newly refurbished Women’s Tower. If you’re wondering what a High Sheriff does, here is a summary of Wikipedia information:

The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political yearly Royal appointment dating back to Saxon times, when the ‘Shire Reeve’ was responsible to the king for the maintenance of law and order within the shire, or county, and for the collection and return of taxes due to the Crown. Today, there are 55 High Sheriffs serving the counties of England and Wales each year. They receive no remuneration.

The role has evolved, but supporting the Crown and the judiciary remain its central elements today. In addition, High Sheriffs support and encourage crime prevention agencies, the emergency services and the voluntary sector assisting community organisations and local charities serving those most in need.

 

First posted in News, Notable People, Ypres Tower Posts on 8th May 2014
Last updated: 8th May 2014