Sixteen year old Alice Pyne from Ulverston and her sister Milly have been awarded British Empire Medals.
The ceremony was held on the shores of Windermere and our correspondent Elaine Willcox was among the invited guests.
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Cloudier skies overnight into Friday with heavy and possibly thundery downpours
Heavy showers Friday will ease to leave a mainly dry and very warm Bank Holiday weekend