Alfred – A Great Name!
King Alfred is the only English king to be called ‘The Great’, and in celebration of having the Alfred Jewel on display, the café at the museum is offering a free ‘Alfred Special’ (a drink and a slice of cake) to all visitors with the name Alfred.
So if you’re called Alfred (not necessarily as a first name) pop along to the museum with an appropriate piece of ID to claim your treat. Take your ID to the Welcome Desk, and they will give you a token to use at the café at any point in February.
Susie Simmons, Visitor Services Manager at the museum said, “We thought it would be nice to celebrate all those who share their name with the great man. My dad is called Stanley Alfred and is delighted his name is becoming fashionable in Somerset. He’s looking forward to his slice of cake.”
“But we don’t expect to find anyone like the man born at West Hatch near Taunton in 1845. His name was Alfred Jewell!”