Former mayor Pat honoured by flower boat

PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 June 2018

An Exmouth in Bloom boat has been named after former town mayor Pat Graham

An Exmouth in Bloom boat has been named after former town mayor Pat Graham

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Exmouth in Bloom’s latest flower-filled boat has been named after one of the town’s former mayors.

Pat Graham (far left) officially naming the new boat after herself.Pat Graham (far left) officially naming the new boat after herself.

Pat Graham, who called time on her career as a town and district councillor six months ago, has been immortalised with one of the charity’s floral display boats.

The project to fill the boat and have it placed in a prominent location took months of hard work, as well as negotiations with Devon County Council.

The former mayor, who is still part of Exmouth in Bloom, officially named the vessel, which will be near the town’s railway station in Imperial Way.

She was joined at the ceremony by fellow Exmouth in Bloom volunteers, current mayor Jeff Trail and town crier Roger Bourgein.

An Exmouth in Bloom boat has been named after former town mayor Pat GrahamAn Exmouth in Bloom boat has been named after former town mayor Pat Graham

Long-standing volunteer Maggie Webb also presented Pat with a bouquet of home-grown flowers.

Pat said the boat would always be ‘filled with flowers and bring joy to everyone arriving into the town’.

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