Benjamin Manning at the Town Hall

Looking at the paintings of past dignitaries on the wall of the Guildhall at the Town Council Meeting on March 2nd, we couldn’t help wondering if Benjamin Manning had ever sat on the public benches, or – perhaps – as a local man of some standing – been more involved with local politics.

It turns out that he was – he was twice elected (two three year terms) to the Town Council itself, back in the 1800s.  So if his ghost should be lingering still in the Guildhall, it would certainly have been pleased with the result of that meeting. Maybe the sole representative from Framptons had more to contend with than she realised!

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