Family of TV star Bear Grylls attend reception hosted by Mayor

GROUP PIC (L-R) – Daphne and Trevor Hassin, Lady Sarah Grylls, Lara Fawcett, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Maureen Morrow and Bevan Fawcett.

THE family of TV star Bear Grylls has been hosted at a reception by the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

The reception was held in connection with the Grylls family being in Larne for the MV Princess Victoria commemoration.

Family members of the late Sir Walter Smiles, who was a Member of Parliament at Westminster in 1945, laid a wreath at the service on Friday 31 January.

Sir Walter Smiles is the great grandfather of famous adventurer, Bear Grylls.

Sir Walter was one of 135 people who perished in the Princess Victoria ferry disaster in 1953.

This year marked the 67th anniversary.

Lady Sarah Grylls (Sally), who is the mother of Bear, and granddaughter of Sir Walter Smiles, Bear’s sister Lara Fawcett and his nephew, Bevan Fawcett, all attended the service in Larne.

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