Retired solicitor William Wyldbore-Smith will become Wiltshire’s new High Sheriff on Friday. Mr Wyldbore-Smith, 65, has been a solicitor for 40 years and, in the last four years before his retirement, he worked for the law firm Thrings.
Candidates for the ceremonial position of High Sherriff are appointed by the queen and rank among the country’s top dignitaries. Historically High Sherriffs were known as Shire Reeves and part of their job was to collect tax on behalf on the reigning monarch.
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