Reprinted from Newsletter 102, dated 2002 January

Death of Cecil Hamilton-Miller

A mostly-bald man with thick-rimmed glasses smiles at the camera. He wears very formal attire, and a mayoral collar.
Portrait of mayor Hamilton-Miller in the council chamber of the Town Hall.

Cecil Hamilton-Miller will be remembered as a quiet-spoken gentleman who practised as a solicitor in the old firm of Austin and Bath in Chilkwell Street. He was first elected to the old Glastonbury borough council in 1958; as mayor in 1969 he wore his full robes to climb the Tor for a meeting of the Druids.

On the committee of our society, he gave invaluable advice during early difficult times. He lived at Parkside, Bere Lane, later retiring to West Pennard and then to live near his daughter Juliet Smith near Norwich. He died at age 91 in early December, and his ashes are to be scattered in Glastonbury.

Many, like your chairman, have had cause to be grateful for his professional help. His pleasant face continues to look down from his portrait at meetings of the town council.