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Margaret receives her BEM

BEM (Medallist of the Order of the British Empire) Honours ceremony at Lancaster Castle
Margaret Rigby, from Chorley, who is getting a medal for contributing 86 years of continuous service to Girl Guiding

BEM (Medallist of the Order of the British Empire) Honours ceremony at Lancaster Castle Margaret Rigby, from Chorley, who is getting a medal for contributing 86 years of continuous service to Girl Guiding

A Girl Guides stalwart has been presented with a British Empire Medal.

Margaret Rigby, 99, of Devonshire Road, Chorley, was one of five people from Lancashire who were chief guests at an investiture at Lancaster Castle on Friday.

The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth, presented them with their medals on behalf of the Queen.

Margaret first joined the Girl Guides when she was aged 13 and has given 86 years’ service to the movement.

Other recipients at the investiture were charity fund-raiser William Honeywell, from Clitheroe; school volunteer Kathryn Lockley, from Ormskirk; community volunteer Laurence Loft, from Blackburn; and Lesley Waite from Morecambe, who is deputy faculty manager at Lancaster University and an RNLI fund-raiser.

 

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