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Dorset

County News

2016-17

The 2016-17 High Sheriff of Dorset is Sir Philip Williams. His home is at Bridehead in Littlebredy, where he is the seventh generation of his family to live.

Born in Dorchester in 1950, he was educated at Marlborough College and St. Andrews University. Since returning to the family home in 1985, following a brief Land Agency career in the Midlands, he has principally managed the Bridehead Estate. 

Since 1979 he has been married to Catherine, who has worked locally as a GP for nearly 30 years. They have four adult children and 3 grandchildren.

Sir Philip was a Magistrate on the Dorchester/West Dorset/Dorset Bench from 1992 onwards, and a member of the Independent Monitoring Board of HM Prison/Young Offender Institution Portland from 2001, though he has had to retire from both these commitments on accepting nomination as High Sheriff. He was a Governor of Milton Abbey School between 1998 and 2014. He is a Life Vice-President of the Dorset County Museum and President of the Mill Street Housing Association, both in Dorchester. He has been a Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset since 1995.

His principal interests outside family and Dorset life include cricket and heritage railway preservation.


Click here to view the Dorset News published in the Summer 2015 edition of The High Sheriff magazine 

Click here to view the Dorset News published in the Winter 2014 edition of The High Sheriff magazine 

Click here to view the Dorset News published in the Winter 2013 edition of The High Sheriff magazine 

Click here to view the Dorset News published in the Summer 2013 edition of The High Sheriff magazine 

 

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