Friday, 12 June 2015

British Empire Medal!

What has my sister Ann got in common with Lenny Henry, Kevin Spacey, Eddie Redmayne and Van Morrision?
Answers on a postcard?
Well....I Will tell you..........for she, they and only 1000 other people from this nation have been given an award IN THE 2015 QUEENS BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST,
How bloody amazing is that ?
Ann has been awarded THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL for services to her community of Prestatyn and for her charity work and I think it's a wonderful tribute to all of her hard work over decades of community support.
Ann Walkden Williams BEM ( left)

Fan- fucking-tastic!

87 comments:

  1. Amazing. Congratulations!

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  2. FABULOUS! CONGRATULATIONS!
    (do you have to bow/curtsey to her now?) ;-)

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  3. Well done her. It's good to see recognition for someone who is not a highly paid fat cat.

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  4. Wonderful Ann! Congratulations.

    They all look fabulous, would have liked to have seen a pic of you all scrubbed up as well!!

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  5. Excellent! Although I will say that considering all the things you do for others as you potter around your village, there must be something genetic going on.

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  6. Good Lord! That does seem incredibly impressive! I know you must be so proud of her!

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  7. Wonderful. A proper person being recognised. i love your pride in her x

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  8. That's lovely news - you and the whole family must be soooo proud xxx

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  9. You better now watch your 'P's and Q's' John!!
    Good for your sister, Ann!! Congratulations!!

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  10. Well done John's sister. As a previous commenter observed, it must be genetic!

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  11. I would venture to suggest that, as I and many others love reading your blog each day, that you should have your own BEM as well - Bloggers Entertainment Medal for services to blogging and putting Trelawnyd on the map!

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    1. Trelawnyd is on the map!

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  12. Congratulations to your sister (and by association you). Does she get to go to the palace to pick it up or does it come in the mail? I hope the palace! If there's one thing I like about the honours system is that it gives credit to some very real people doing good.

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  13. That is a high honor indeed and well-earned!

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  14. Huge congratulations to your sister. What an achievement! I agree with commenters above that it's great to see a "real" person being rewarded and recognised for doing good.

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  15. Wonderful honor! How proud you must be! Well done indeed! X

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  16. well done from me over here........

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  17. A heartfelt congratulations to you sister, for her hard work being recognized -- I know it's well deserved! What a proud moment for her and your family!!

    But it's interesting (at least to me) for the British government to be presenting honors with the word 'empire' in them, given it no longer has one ... Sorry.... Just a thought from a "dumb American..."

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  18. Congratulations!
    Is it now Lady Ann?

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  19. I bet you are one proud brother . Congratulations, such a lovely recognition of good work .

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  20. How wonderful! Congratulations to you, Ann!

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  21. that's fantastic!
    someone got something right while you were growing up, thats for sure

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    1. Lovely? Seriously Rachel. I have become used to your sarcasm....is this is all you can say?

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    2. It was the middle of the night for me. I was not being sarcastic and I am sure John knows that. And yes, one word is plenty, eulogizing isn't always necessary.

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  23. That is so great. Congratulations to her.

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  24. How absolutely WONDERFUL. Congratulations to her, and how nice to hear that an unsung soldier gets acknowledged.

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  25. How awesome! (And you're not at alllll proud for her...) Congratulations.

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  27. I need to proof read my comments better! I know you are all proud of her and it is well deserved.

    Congratulations, Ann!

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  28. Wow, what an honor! Congratulations to your sister!

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  29. Oh wow, how wonderful. How nice also that you are related to a celebrity.

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  30. Congratulations to Ann!

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  31. To think I almost know someone who knows someone who is famous for all the right reasons. Go Ann! (And nice of you brother to share your pride online)

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  32. Congratulations to your sister. What a great honor!

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  33. WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!

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  34. CONGRATS from France.

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  35. YeeHawwww !

    cheers, parsnip

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  36. Great news. These things are not given lightly, so that says a lot about your wonderful sister.

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  37. Congratulations to Anne. It's so good that people like your sister are recognised. Hope that there is going to be a family party and a good old knees up !!!!!!! XXXX

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  38. Fantastic. Well done Ann, a real honour.

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  39. Great stuff! and I agree with Marty Damon....it must be in your blood..x

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  40. Congratulations to Ann.
    My Dad was awarded the BEM in 1973. It was one of the proudest days of our lives as a family.

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  41. Fabulous news ! Congratulations to Ann who looks lovely in that dress xx

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  42. Huge congratulations to your sister.#Lisa x

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  43. Well done Ann! Congratulations :)

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  44. My Dad got an MBE a few years back. I was proud of his achievement. You must be very proud of your sister's too! x

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  45. Fantastic news - congratulations to her!

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  46. Many congratulations to Ann. really good to hear.
    Both those frocks are lovely.
    Gill

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  47. That is wonderful - well done to your sister!

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  48. Many Congratulations to Ann!!!
    It seems that something was very right in the way you and your siblings were brought up John!

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  49. Oh WOW!!! Many congratulations to Ann and a huge thank you for all the charity work she has done over the years. So lovely to hear that the British Empire Medal has been awarded to someone who has merely worked to help people instead of for fame and reward.

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  50. Congratulations to Ann, how wonderful x

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  51. Wonderful. A proper person being recognised. i love your pride in her x

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  52. Lovely news! Many congratulations to your sister, John. It sounds like it was well deserved.

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  53. Lovely news! Many congratulations to your sister, John. It sounds like it was well deserved.

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  54. Congratulations to your sister and your family, commitment to the community must run in the family!

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  55. Many people get honours for all the wrong reasons - but not so your sister Ann. Giving of her time and energy to help her community over many years means that her award is richly deserved. Well done Ann!

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  56. Wonderful news. Salutations from New Zealand :)

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  57. Marvellous news. She is obviously an extraordinary lady. I love her dress too!

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  58. Cut from the same kind and generous cloth as her bro xoxo

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  59. Congratulations to your sister that is wonderful.

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  60. Congratulations to your sister that is wonderful.

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  61. Congratulations to your sister that is wonderful.

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  62. Congrats to Ann...what an honor!

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  63. How wonderful. And how proud you obviously are. Give Ann my very best wishes & congratulations.

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  64. Congrats to her! That is terrific!

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  65. Pass on my cogratulations too John. I do love to see hard work rewarded.

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  66. Congratulations Ann!!!!! That really is wonderful!!!!!

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  67. I am so pleased to know about this. Congratulations and blessings.

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  68. Congratulations to you Ann.
    Your family and your charity must be so proud of you. Well Done!!
    xx

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  69. Congratulations to your sister. What an honor! I know you are very proud of her!!

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  70. Scotch eggs all round! Hearty congrats to sis. It seems that acts of self-sacrifice (not to mention bravura) run in the family. Hope you don't have to wait too long for your own turn, J.G. But until that happens you have every right to walk around preening yourself. When Ann gets her invite to the Buck House garden party make sure she takes you as her escort. I want to read a blog of yours spilling the beans of what you found out when sniffing around.

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  71. Wonderful, congrats to your sister!

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  72. Thank you all for ypur good wishes, i will pass them on shortly as we are off to celebrate Anns hard work
    Jjxxxx

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  73. Well...if that don't beat all !! Bouquets of wild roses and maple leaves to Ann from Canada.

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  74. Well...if that don't beat all !! Bouquets of wild roses and maple leaves to Ann from Canada.

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  75. Oh how wonderful. Congratulations to your sister. This is turning into a great year for your family. How absolutely thrilling. xx

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  76. Congratulations to your sister, John!

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  77. Congratulations, Ann BEM! The world needs more people like you!

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  78. Well deserved, Congrats Ann! xxx

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  79. Wow! You must be so proud of her. Hey Ann! Gorgeous, outstanding dress for the occasion!!!!

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  80. Thanks to everyone for your comments xxx

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  81. As you say Fanfuckingtastic! Congratulations to her..you must be an extraordinarily proud broether.

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