11 May 2023
One of our Anaerobic Digestion plants is based at Evercreech in Somerset and so we thought we would be well placed to celebrate Somerset Day, being highlighted today, Thursday 11th May.
Do you know how it came about?
The day is celebrated annually in May. It marks Alfred the Great’s call to arms and the gathering of ‘all the people of Somerset’ to march against the invading Viking army, and is now an annual opportunity to celebrate all that is “great” about Somerset and its residents and communities.
Alfred is the only Monarch to have been called the Great and following his defeat of the Danes is regarded by many to be the first King of England. By the 890s Alfred’s charters and coinage were referring to him as ‘King of the English’.
Nigel Muers-Raby, CEO and founder of Passion for Somerset CIC, the organisation behind Somerset Day said:
“These first two weekends in May will be especially significant for Somerset this year as we see the King crowned in a ceremony little changed since that first held in Bath Abbey over one thousand years ago, and go on to celebrate Somerset Day just one week later as we recognise the role another Monarch played in our proud history nearly 100 years earlier”.
Councillor Mike Best, Chairman of Somerset Council said “there will be an added significance to this year’s celebrations as they taking place just over a month after the new Unitary Council came into existence, another ‘gathering of the people of Somerset’. What a great opportunity to inspire and empower communities and businesses and all who live and work in Somerset to share a passion for Somerset and to encourage them to celebrate all the county has to offer. Let’s all make this a truly memorable celebration and fly the flag for King and County !”
So down on our Evercreech we will be celebtrating in style. Look out for our bunting!!
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