Parliament came to Burton this weekend as the town’s MP Andrew Griffiths hosted a visit from a group of ceremonial doorkeepers from the House of Commons.
The men and women, normally attired in tail coats and white ties, donned high vis vests to tour the Molson Coors brewery, meet some of the expert staff and have a beer tasting lesson.
The group also visited St. George’s Park, the home of the England football team, and watched Burton Albion take on Nottingham Forest. They also had the opportunity to sample the many other brewing delights that Burton has to offer.
Andrew said: “It was a pleasure to host the doorkeepers when they visited Burton last week. They play such an important role in the life of the House of Commons, looking after MPs, so I was delighted to organise a visit for them to the home of British brewing.”
Doorkeepers have been working in Parliament since the 14th Century and are responsible for the security of the House of Commons Chamber. The role traditionally involved taking messages between Parliament and the Monarch, and as part of their uniform they wear a seal of office that is part of the Crown Jewels.