West Country people receive birthday honours

A number of people throughout the West Country have been recognised for their good work in the Queen's Birthday Honours which were published last night.

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MBE recipients from the South West

Mr ALAN COTTLE 58 yrs old Paramedic For voluntary service to Royal Navy Search and Rescue Training

He is a South West Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST) Paramedicbased in Cornwall.

PETER CHARLES AND JEAN ELIZABETH DOREY 68 and 66 yrs old (Gillingham, Dorset) Foster Carers, Dorset County Council. For services to Children

They have fostered 65 children during 40 years in Dorset.

MR JAMES LEIGH ROSLIN WILLIAMS 73 yrs old Wellington, Somerset

Chairman, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Otter Group, County of Somerset. For services to Otter Conservation in Somerset.


South West honours list recipients


MRS MARGARET ELAINE ELLIOTT , 70 yrs old (FOWEY, CORNWALL) – For services to The Mission to Seamen Charity and to the community in Fowey.

She has been the manageress of the Mission to Seaman in Fowey for the past 25 years.

MRS ENID MARGARET GAVED, 79 yrs old (TORPOINT, CORNWALL) Fundraiser, Arthritis Research UK. For services to People with Arthritis.

She has an outstanding record of 37 years dedication to Arthritis Research UK through the group of volunteer fundraisers in Torpoint, Cornwall.

Mr GORDON HAMLIN CHUDLEY, 84 yrs old (PLYMOUTH) For services to the community in Sparkwell, Devon

For over 47 years he has served his community in Sparkwell, Devon. From 1966 to 2000 he was a member of Sparkwell Branch of the Royal British Legion, including a spell as Honorary Treasurer.

Honiton Lace lady is honoured

74 year old Mrs Pat Perryman from Honiton has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the Heritage of Lace-Making.

Her efforts to keep the tradition alive were featured in the recent ITV West Country series Lost Industries

She has been making lace for over 40 years and is regarded as a leading authority on Honiton Lace, a fine English hand-made bobbin lace which was a major cottage industry in Honiton prior to the industrial revolution. She took up lace-making as a hobby in 1969.

Allhallows Museum (AM) approached her to demonstrate lace making in 1979. Since then her work has been intrinsically linked to AM and she has delivered weekly Honiton Lace-making classes to residents of all ages.

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