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Councillor John Digby becomes Mayor of Aldeburgh for the third time

PUBLISHED: 13:50 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:41 25 May 2018

Mayor of Aldeburgh John Digby with his wife Jenny Picture: ROGER COLLIER

Mayor of Aldeburgh John Digby with his wife Jenny Picture: ROGER COLLIER

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Crowds gathered outside Aldeburgh’s town hall on Sunday to celebrate the making of the new mayor.

Town Clerk Ruth Proctor, mayor John Digby and deputy mayor Jocelyn Bond outside the Moot Hall in Aldeburgh Picture: ROGER COLLIERTown Clerk Ruth Proctor, mayor John Digby and deputy mayor Jocelyn Bond outside the Moot Hall in Aldeburgh Picture: ROGER COLLIER

Following a civic procession to St Peter and St Paul Church and a service led by Reverend Mark Lowther, Aldeburgh’s new mayor John Digby spoke of his enormous pride at taking up the role for the third time.

He said: “It is an incredible honour to represent this beautiful and historic town.

“Standing on the steps of this magnificent building, I feel a huge sense of pride in what Aldeburgh achieves.”

He praised town councillors and the clerk for their dedication to Aldeburgh.

He said: “Believe me, that is a very impressive and effective team which works hard to make this town so special.”

Mr Digby also thanked his wife, Jenny, for her support.

He said: “Jenny has been by my side on many civic occasions and the role of mayor wouldn’t be half as much fun without her support, advice and humour.”

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