High Sheriff of Somerset

EDWARD Bayntun-Coward (PR 1979-84) was sworn in as High Sheriff of Somerset at Wells Cathedral on Sunday 13th March.

Edward is the great-grandson of George Bayntun and son of Hylton. He read Modern History at Oxford University and then worked for five years at Maggs Bros. in London. He now runs George Bayntun, a venerable bookbindery and rare books seller in Bath that was founded by his great-grandfather in 1894.

He is also Chairman of the Bath Preservation Trust and various museums.

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