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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Retired Barrow shipyard boss among Cumbrians honoured by Queen

FOUR people living in South and West Cumbria have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list.

Robert Wheatley, a retired quality control manager at Barrow shipyard, has been given the British Empire Medal for services to his home community of Baycliff.

The 68-year-old said: "I was immensely surprised, in fact rather shocked. It's a great honour and privilege to receive this award."

Another recipient of the British Empire Medal is Morag Hopkins, an industrial caterer at HMP Haverigg.

She has been recognised for services to HM Prison Service and the rehabilitation of offenders.

Mrs Hopkins said: "It's an absolute honour to receive the medal and is reconition of what actually happens at HMP Haverigg."

Meanwhile, Julian Carradice, of Seascale, has received an MBE for services to Wasdale Mountain Resue Team.

And Natasha Jones, a former head of citizenship at Ulverston Victoria High School, was also recognised with an MBE for services to education.
 

  • For the full story and reaction, see Saturday's Evening Mail.
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Further to my last, I despair of the likes of Sir Cliff, Sir Mick, Sir Elton, and now Sir Bradley, that wasn't my point. I applaud all the local recipients and am very pleased for them.

Posted by Ned on 30 December 2012 at 11:49

I agree with dickie far too may gongs for people who win somethily wiggins a SIR? give me a breakng in sport especially knighthoods fgs bradly wiggins a SIR?

Posted by mike on 29 December 2012 at 20:51

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