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New Year’s Honour for prolific volunteer

Created on 29/12/2018 @ 09:57
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A key member of the music and history societies in Welshpool has been named on the New Year's Honours List.

Daphne Woodhouse was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to culture and history in Powys after decades of voluntary service.

The 88-year-old has “been at the heart” of the local community for decades and is a key member of a number of clubs in the community, said Richard Hayes.

She is a vice president of Welshpool Music Club as well as serving as a director of Powysland Club historical society in the town. Established in 1942, the music club last year celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Secretary Mr Hayes told the BBC: “Daphne is very deserving of this award having been at the heart of the club and the community in general for a long time.

“She has performed almost every role within the club at some point, including president and vice president, and really helped drive it forward.

“As well as bringing live music performances to Welshpool and the area, the club particularly supports young musicians and Daphne has always been very involved in that.”

Welshpool Town Council has also congratulated her for her service, saying this morning: “Welshpool Town Council congratulates Daphne Woodhouse who was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to culture and history in Powys. She has been a great asset to the Powysland Club. Well done and well deserved.”

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